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Academic Researcher Profiles

SARAH CARNOCHAN is the research director of the Mack Center on Nonprofit and Public Sector Management in the Human Services. Her research interests relate to social service delivery systems, organizational change and learning and evidence-informed practice.


STEPHANIE CUCCARO-ALAMIN serves as an associate specialist for the California Child Welfare Indicators Project (CCWIP). Her research interests include child welfare services, poverty and the use of linked administrative data for program evaluation and policy research.  

California Child Welfare Indicators Project (CCWIP) Associate Specialist JOE MAGRUDER specializes in analyzing longitudinal administrative data to understand children’s experience in the child welfare system. He is especially interested in long-term effect of child welfare decisions on children’s lives.

California Child Welfare Indicators Project (CCWIP) Associate Specialist EMILY PUTNAM-HORNSTEIN's current research focuses on the application of epidemiological methods to improve the surveillance of non-fatal and fatal child abuse and neglect. 

Mack Center for Mental Health and Social Conflict Post-Doctoral Research Fellow NIVEEN RIZKALLA'S research interests focus on trauma – PTSD, complex PTSD, vicarious traumatization, secondary traumatic stress, posttraumatic growth and victims of torture and war in addition to women and gender-based violence (e.g., sexual violence and prostitution).

CSSR Research Specialist and California Child Welfare Indicators Project (CCWIP) Principal Investigator DANIEL WEBSTER provides technical assistance in the understanding and use of longitudinal data to promote system improvement to public child welfare agencies in several states. 

California Child Welfare Indicators Project (CCWIP) Project Director WENDY WIEGMANN's research interests include reforms in child welfare and juvenile dependency courts, children with siblings in foster care, substance abuse among parents involved with the child welfare system and improving the efficacy of child welfare services to parents with children in foster care.