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Student Award for Social Work Research

Established in 2011, the GADE Student Award for Social Work Research is given to a doctoral student or a collaborative group of students, whose published (or in press) scholarship advances scientific inquiry in social work or social welfare. GADE strongly believes that excellent social work research can meaningfully advance anti-racist, anti-oppressive practices, programs, and policies within social and educational institutions. Accordingly, the Student Award for Social Work Research seeks to encourage and recognize rigorous scholarly work that clearly contributes to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and demonstrates potential to impact social work practice, policy, or research.

*Applications open annually on September 15 and are due on October 31 at 11:59pm Eastern. Be sure to subscribe to our Email Updates to be the first to know when applications are live!




2024: Chenglin Hong
Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles

Hong, C., Flinn, R. E., Ochoa, A. M., John, S. A., Garth, G., & Holloway, I. W. (2023). Internalized homophobia and social well-being among Black sexual minority men living with HIV: The mediating role of LGBT community connectedness and racial, gender, and sexual identity integration. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

2023: Shen (Lamson) Lin
Factor Inwentash School of Social Work, University of Toronto

Lin, S. (2022). COVID-19 pandemic and im/migrants’ elevated health concerns in Canada: Vaccine hesitancy, anticipated stigma, and risk perception of accessing careJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

2022: Bernadine Waller
School of Social Work, Adelphi University

Waller, B., Quinn, C. R., Boyd, D., DiClemente, R., & Voisin, D. R. (2021). Correlates of depression among Black girls exposed to violenceJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

2021: Erica Eliason
School of Social Work, Columbia University
Eliason, E. L. (2020). Adoption of Medicaid expansion is associated with lower maternal mortalityWomen's Health Issues.

2020: Molly Costanzo
Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Costanzo, M. A. & Magnuson, K. (2019). How does disability influence child care arrangements for young children? An examination using the NHES ECPPChildren and Youth Services Review.

2019: Ai Bo
Silver School of Social Work, New York University

Bo, A., Hai, A. H., & Jaccard, J. (2018). Parent-based interventions on adolescent alcohol use outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysisDrug and Alcohol Dependence.

2018: Yeonwoo Kim
Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin

Kim, Y., Calzada, E. J., Barajas-Gonzalez, R. G., Huang, K. Y., Brotman, L. M., Castro, A., & Pichardo, C. (2017). The role of authoritative and authoritarian parenting in the early academic achievement of Latino studentsJournal of Educational Psychology. 

2017: Stephanie Grace Prost
College of Social Work, Florida State University

Prost, S. G. (2017). Development and validation of the hospice professionals’ understanding of preparatory grief scaleResearch on Social Work Practice.

2016: Nathanael Okpych
School of Social Services Administration, The University of Chicago

Okpych, N. J., & Courtney, M. E. (2014). Does education pay for youth formerly in foster care? Comparison of employment outcomes with a national sampleChildren and Youth Services Review.

2015: Amy Baker
Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, CUNY

Baker, A. C. (2014). Eroding the wealth of women: Gender and the sub-prime mortgage foreclosure crisisSocial Service Review.

2014: Tiffany Washington
School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Washington, T., Zimmerman, S., Cagle, J., Reed, D., Cohen, L., Beeber, A. S., & Gwyther, L. P. (2014). Fidelity decision making in social and behavioral research: Alternative measures of dose and other considerationsSocial Work Research.

2013: Yolanda (Yoli) Anyon*
School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley

Anyon, Y. (2012). School-based health and social services: Reducing or reproducing inequality in education?

2012: Joanna Bisgaier*
School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

Bisgaier, J. (2011). Provider barriers to specialty medical and oral health care access for children. (Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania).

2011: Natasha (Tasha) Mendoza*
College of Social Work, The Ohio State University

Mendoza, N. (2009). Single mothers, substance misuse and child well-being: Examining the effects of family structure and service provision in the child welfare system. (Doctoral Dissertation, The Ohio State University).

*Prior to 2014, this award was named the Dissertation of the Year Award.