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Student Award for Social Work Research

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 contributes to anti-racist, anti-oppressive practices, programs, and policies within social and educational institutions. Consonant with that belief, 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 are now open! Submit by October 16, 2022. 


Recent Awardees

Bernadine Waller, PhD
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.

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.

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.


Previous Awardees

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-analysis. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Yeonwoo Kim

Steve Hicks School of Social Work, The 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 Students. Journal of Educational Psychology. 

Stephanie Grace Prost

Prost, S. G. (2017). Development and validation of the hospice professionals’ understanding of preparatory grief scale. Research on Social Work Practice27(7), 841-854.

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 sample. Children and Youth Services Review, 43, 18-28.

Amy Baker

Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, CUNY

Baker, A. (2014), Eroding the wealth of women: Gender and the sub-prime mortgage foreclosure crisis. Social Service Review, 88(1) 9-91.

Tiffany Washington

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 Considerations. Social Work Research38(3), 154–162.

Yolanda Anyon

University of California, Berkley

Joanna Bisgaier

School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

Natasha Mendoza

The Ohio State University