• Research Associate Professor, College Of Social Work
  • Affiliate Faculty , Asian Studies Program

Professional Service

  • Role: Board Member. Entity: National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Conference Planning Committee. 2020 - present
  • Board Member of The Inn Between: Hospice for the Homeless. 2019 - present
  • Role: Executive Board Member. Entity: The Utah Coalition for Protecting Childhood Provide research and topic expertise to group implementing a 5 year grant from the CDC. The grant is focused on implementation of strategies and approaches for child abuse and neglect (CAN) prevention using Utah-specific strategies to reduce this urgent public health problem. 2018 - present
  • Role: Member. Entity: Utah Coalition for Protecting Childhood Serve on Economic Self0Sufficiency Subcommittee. 2018 - present
  • Role: Research And Data Support. Entity: Salt Lake County Intergenerational Poverty Council Explore ways to address issues of intergenerational poverty in the Salt Lake County Area. 2018 - present
  • Role: Co-Director. Entity: Resilient Utah - A subcommittee of the State of Utah's Intergenerational Poverty Commission Convene leaders in Utah's public, private, and non-profit community to explore how to become a trauma informed state. 2017 - 2020
  • Role: Member. Entity: Academy on Violence and Abuse None. 2017 - present
  • Role: Co-Director & Research Coordinator. Entity: Bridging Borders - Thai/Burma Border Refugee Camp Trainings Six month preparation period of team recruitment, training, curriculum development, team building and coordination with country partners; three weeks on site - one week program development; 2 weeks onsite training and team coordination. 2015 - 2018
  • Trauma Resiliency Collaborative. Role: Researcher. Assist with development of new screening tool to gauge the interaction of trauma and resiliency within individuals served in various sectors of the community. 2013 - present
  • Trauma Resiliency Collaborative. 2013 - present
  • Role: Data Interpretation And Application To Issues Relevant To The Committee. Entity: Research Subcommittee of the Intergenerational Poverty Commission Assist in the accumulation and understanding of data provided by the Utah Department of Health, Department of Human Services, Department of Workforce Services, State Board of Education and the Courts. 2012 - present

Internal Service

  • Career-Line Faculty Reappointment Committee. Member, 2020 - present. service.
  • University of Utah Parking System and Public Transportation Advisory Committee:. Member, 2020 - present. service.
  • Senate Advisory Committee on Academic Policy. Chair, 2020 - present. service.
  • Faculty Executive Committee. Chair, 2019 - present. service.
  • FEC Career-Line Retention and Review Subcommittee. Member, 2019 - present. service.
  • Faculty Executive Committee. Chair-Elect, 2018 - present. service.
  • Academic Senate Committee: Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Faculty Rights. Member, 2018 - present. service.
  • Student Review Committee. Member, 2018 - present. service.
  • CSW Career-line Review Committee. 2018 - present. service.
  • Role: Co-Director and Research Coordinator Bridging Borders Thai/Burma Border Refugee Camp Trainings. 2016 - 2019. service.
  • Academic Senate Personnel and Elections Committee. Member, 2016 - 2019. service.
  • Academic Senate: Career Line Faculty Representative. 2015 - 2018. service.
  • MSW Admissions Committee - approximately 60 hours per year. Member, 2011 - present. service.


  • Center for Research on Migration and Refugee Integration (CRMRI), Faculty Affiliate, 06/01/2017 - present
  • Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA), Member, 02/01/2017 - present
  • Asia Center - College of Humanities (Asia Center), Faculty Affiliate, 04/01/2015 - present
  • Social Research Institute (SRI), Faculty Affiliate, 05/08/1999 - present

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