Academic Researchers

Wendy Wiegmann

Wendy WeigmannCalifornia Child Welfare Indicators Project Director Wendy Wiegmann's interests include child welfare and juvenile dependency courts, children with siblings in foster care, and substance abuse among parents involved with the child welfare system.

Sarah Carnochan

Sarah CarnochanSarah 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

Stephanie Cuccaro-AlaminStephanie Cuccaro-Alamin is an associate specialist with the California Child Welfare Indicators Project (CCWIP). She studies child welfare services, poverty, and the use of linked administrative data for program evaluation and policy research.

Joe Magruder

Joe MagruderJoe Magruder, associate specialist for the California Child Welfare Indicators Project (CCWIP), is a social work researcher who specializes in analyzing longitudinal administrative data to understand children’s experience in the child welfare system.

Emily Putnam-Hornstein

Emily Putnam-HornsteinEmily Putnam-Hornstein, associate specialist for the California Child Welfare Indicators Project, studies child maltreatment and child welfare systems, including the application of epidemiological methods to improve the surveillance of non-fatal and fatal abuse and neglect.

Niveen Rizkalla

Niveen RizkallaMack Center for Mental Health and Social Conflict Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Niveen Rizkalla's research focuses on trauma (PTSD, vicarious traumatization, secondary traumatic stress, posttraumatic growth), victims of torture and war, and women and gender-based violence.

Daniel Webster

Daniel WebsterCalifornia 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.