GADE Social Work - Awards

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.


Recent Awardees

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, 1-13.

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.

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.


Previous Awardees

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-analysis. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

2018: 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. 

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 scale. Research on Social Work Practice27(7), 841-854.

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

2015: 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.

2014: 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.

2013: Yolanda Anyon
University of California, Berkley

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

2011: Natasha Mendoza
The Ohio State University