Susan's work with POC involves evaluating programs and policies aimed at improving the lives of children and families in the child welfare system. She coordinates our child welfare systems research efforts and is involved in evaluating the feasibility of an evidence-based intervention to prevent risky behavior among child welfare-involved teens. At New England Research Institutes, where she worked as senior research scientist, Susan directed all research design and implementation activities of the NIAID-funded Statistical and Clinical Coordination Center for two longitudinal, national, multicenter studies of HIV in women. Susan earned a Ph.D. in epidemiology from Yale University and a BA in psychology and biology from Antioch College. She completed a National Institute of Mental Health-funded postdoctoral fellowship in Family Violence at The Children's Hospital in Boston, MA where she also held a faculty appointment in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Currently, she serves on the King County Disproportionality Committee.
Feasibility of Connecting, a substance-abuse prevention program for foster teens and their caregivers.