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

Professional Service

  • State Leadership Team for the Infant-Toddler Court Program – The Children’s Center. Member. 08/2022 - present
  • SAMHSA National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Advisory Board - Utah. Member. 08/2022 - present
  • National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics . Role: Co-Chair. Co-Chair Program Committee for Biennial Conference. 02/2022 - present
  • National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS). Role: Board Member. Conference Planning Committee. 01/2020 - present
  • The Utah Coalition for Protecting Childhood . Role: Executive Board Member. 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. 11/2018 - present
  • Salt Lake County Intergenerational Poverty Council . Role: Research and Data Support. Explore ways to address issues of intergenerational poverty in the Salt Lake County Area. 01/01/2018 - present
  • Resilient Utah - A subcommittee of the State of Utah's Intergenerational Poverty Commission. Role: Co-Director. Convene leaders in Utah's public, private, and non-profit community to explore how to become a trauma informed state. 04/01/2017 - 10/23/2020
  • Academy on Violence and Abuse. Role: Member. None. 02/2017 - present
  • Bridging Borders - Thai/Burma Border Refugee Camp Trainings. Role: Co-director & Research Coordinator. 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 . 10/2015 - 08/2018
  • 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. 08/01/2013 - present
  • Research Subcommittee of the Intergenerational Poverty Commission. Role: Data Interpretation and application to issues relevant to the committee. 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. 11/01/2012 - present

Internal Service

  • Career-Line Faculty Reappointment Committee . Member, 11/2020 - present. University service.
  • University of Utah Parking System and Public Transportation Advisory Committee: . Member, 07/2020 - present. University service.
  • Senate Advisory Committee on Academic Policy . Chair, 06/2020 - present. University service.
  • FEC Career-Line Retention and Review Subcommittee. Member, 01/2019 - present. College service.
  • Faculty Executive Committee. Chair, 01/2019 - 06/2022. College service.
  • Faculty Executive Committee. Chair-Elect, 12/2018 - present. College service.
  • Academic Senate Committee: Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Faculty Rights . Member, 08/2018 - present. University service.
  • Student Review Committee. Member, 04/01/2018 - present. College service.
  • CSW Career-line Review Committee. 03/2018 - present. College service.
  • Bridging Borders Thai/Burma Border Refugee Camp Trainings. Co-Director and Research Coordinator , 11/01/2016 - 05/2019. College service.
  • Academic Senate Personnel and Elections Committee. Member, 08/01/2016 - 06/2019. University service.
  • Academic Senate: Career Line Faculty Representative. 08/01/2015 - 07/31/2018. University service.
  • MSW Admissions Committee - approximately 60 hours per year . Member, 08/01/2011 - present. College service.

Community Partnership

  • Board Member of The Inn Between: Hospice for the Homeless. 04/2019 - 02/2022
  • Trauma Resiliency Collaborative. 05/2013 - present


  • Meals on Wheels Route Coordinator for CSW: ensure route is covered Monday through Friday year round. 05/2013 - present


  • 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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