Our Team

Todd Herrenkohl

Todd I. Herrenkohl

Principal Investigator and Director

Marion Elizabeth Blue Professor of Children and Families University of Michigan, School of Social Work


Dr. Herrenkohl’s research focuses on child and family well-being, childhood adversities and the psychosocial and developmental underpinnings of health-risk behaviors in youth and adults; substance use, mental and physical health outcomes of early life challenges; and resilience. He works to raise awareness of the causes and consequences of trauma in children and families and to promote the use of public health models of primary prevention in schools and other child-serving systems.

Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis


Professor, University of Michigan, School of Education


Dr. Davis is interested in elementary teachers and how they learn to engage in rigorous, equitable and consequential science teaching. Davis has expertise in practice-based teacher education and in the design and use of educative curriculum materials to support learning situated in practitioners' daily, authentic work.

Alison Miller

Alison Miller


Professor, University of Michigan, School of Public Health


Dr. Miller is a developmental psychologist who studies risk and resilience in children and families. Her research focuses on child bio-behavioral regulation, family functioning, and social context. An overarching goal of her work is to apply findings from developmental science to foster positive child health and mental health outcomes.

Daica R. Price

Daicia R. Price

Content Expert

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan, School of Social Work


Daicia Price is a clinical associate professor of social work with experience in juvenile justice, community mental health, housing, schools and foster care. She has worked with adjudicated youth at Washtenaw County Children's Services and Starr Commonwealth. She has served as a school board representative at a K-12 academy in Inkster Michigan, is currently a community advisory board member for a high school in Detroit, Michigan and is also a member of the trauma informed social emotional learning task force for the Wayne County Intermediate School District.

Beth Sherman

Beth A. Sherman

Content Expert

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan, School of Social Work


Beth Sherman is a clinical professor of social work who specializes in school social work. As an outpatient therapist, clinical supervisor, prevention program developer and school social worker, she has provided social work services within multiple mental health, educational and child welfare arenas. She has developed programs for children of parents with mental illness and children at risk for social, behavioral, and academic challenges.

Yatesha Robinson

Yatesha Robinson


Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Office of Field Education, University of Michigan, School of Social Work


Dr. Robinson is an adjunct clinical assistant professor and academic program manager who has served women, youth and families through nonprofit organizations and public schools in Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor and Southwest Detroit. She has worked to promote healing and resilience with individuals who have faced childhood adversities and trauma. Her research focuses on physical and mental wellbeing among African Americans, particularly as it relates to psychological flourishing.

Ylisse J. Yepez

Content Expert/Educational Consultant

Master Teacher, Blissfield Community Schools


Ylisse Joell Yepez is a Latinx educator who has spent 36 years reimagining education with her high school writers and readers. Her Masters is in Secondary Curriculum Design from Siena Heights University where she was also a member of the teacher education faculty for 13 years. Ylisse is active in the Michigan Council for Teachers of English; the Coalition for Civically Engaged Educators; and the National Writing Project. She is passionate about trauma informed practices in the classroom and a fierce advocate for youth mental health. She is a certified Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader and Conflict Resolution trainer. She is committed to helping vulnerable youth find a safe and equitable place to belong.

Rachel Jawad-Craley

Content Expert

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Rachel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Yoga Instructor. Rachel is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Her undergrad is in criminal justice and psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She currently works as an outpatient therapist in private practice and a contractual Gen. Ed Social Worker. She has experience working with incarcerated women in the prison which is where she developed a passion for helping trauma survivors find healing. She also has experience working with youth and adults with complex trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and other trauma related symptoms. Rachel has also provided crisis counseling to law enforcement after responding to school shootings.

Allyson D. Andrews

Content Expert/Educational Consultant

Child Care & Early Childhood Specialist, Oakland Thrive | Oakland County Economic Development


Allyson is a graduate student in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan with a concentration in Welfare of Children & Families. She has degrees in Early Childhood, Psychology, and Organizational Development. She works with Oakland County Economic Development as a Child Care Business Consultant and is a Child Care business owner. Allyson has years of teaching experience and is passionate about special education and the importance of early intervention. She has served as a board representative for local charter schools and city committees. She is an AmeriCorps member and serves the Detroit Public School District in developing solutions to address chronic student absenteeism. Her research interest focuses on creating a framework for inclusive early childhood environments and social/emotional learning.

Katie Krajewski

Content Expert

Special Education School Social Worker, South Lyon Community Schools


Katie received her masters degree in clinical health psychology from the University of Michigan Dearborn. Since that time, she worked at a community mental health clinic in Detroit and Northville, as well as a private practice in Plymouth. She provided therapy as well as neuropsychological testing for a broad range of the population, spanning from ages 5 through 65. She also received her masters degree in school social work from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and has been working for South Lyon Community Schools for the past three years. Creating a safe, welcoming, and kind space for all students is her passion.

Hurley Riley

Project Coordinator

Research Area Specialist, University of Michigan, School of Public Health


Hurley is a research area specialist in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He specializes in data management, behavioral coding, and project coordinating. His research interests include child health and development, especially among children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Yujeong Chang


Research Specialist, University of Michigan, School of Social Work


Yujeong is a research specialist in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan. She has worked as an MSW-level social worker at a foster care/adoption agency providing social work services within the child welfare areas and as a therapist providing psychotherapy services to children, adults, and families from diverse sociocultural backgrounds. Her research interest focuses on examining the impact of multi-level risk/protective factors on child/adolescent psychopathology and socio-emotional development.

Shreeja Vachhani

Graduate Student Intern

MSW Student, University of Michigan, School of Social Work


Shreeja is a first-year MSW student at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She specializes in the Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Pathway. Her research interests are twofold: 1) understanding the neural underpinnings of emotion regulation, especially in light of early childhood psychopathology, and 2) examining the effects of evidence-based and trauma-informed interventions on child psychopathology and socio-emotional development.

Rawan Darouiche

Content Expert

Special Education School Social Worker, Northville Public Schools


Rawan is a licensed School Social Worker and she graduated from the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Her undergraduate degree is in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Rawan currently works as a Special Education Social Worker at Northville Public Schools. She has experience at the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) as a school-based clinical intern, where she worked with children and adolescents varying from ages 5-18 years old. Rawan uses her bilingual Arabic speaking skills to foster connections with youth and families from the SWANA community. Rawan has previously worked in the Office of TRIO programs at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and has experience working with youth of varying ages, abilities, and backgrounds. She has been part of the TIPPS team since 2021 and is passionate about integrating trauma-informed practice into her role as a Special Education School Social Worker.

Nicole LaDouceur-Janowicz

Editor/Video Consultant

University of Michigan


Nicole is a lifelong communicator with dual writing and video production interests. Her career includes administrative, creative and technical roles in video, TV and film; writing articles, resumes and copy; classroom instruction; and helping thousands of graduates find jobs. Today, she helps others communicate well through writing, speaking and technology within TIPPS and in her full-time role at Ford. She also serves on the Environmental Sustainability Commission in Ferndale, Michigan, where she led an initiative to improve communication between the city and residents and helped implement residential rain barrels to reduce sewer overflows, priced by ability to pay. As a trauma survivor, working on TIPPS has been powerful and uplifting.

Former Team Members

Aaron Moore

MSW, University of Michigan

Matthew Hutchinson

MSW, University of Michigan

Shichang Yang

MSW, University of Michigan

Jasmine Love

MSW, University of Michigan

Keyshawn McMiller

MA.Ed, MSW, University of Michigan

Samar Ayyub

MEd, University of Washington

Andria Eisman

PhD, Wayne State University

Sara Stein

PhD, University of Michigan

Druanna Darling

MSW, University of Michigan

Erika Sturgis

MSW, University of Michigan

Alana Slavin

MD, MSc, University of Michigan

Julia Ammer

Northwestern University

Jima Braynon

MSW, University of Michigan

Sunghyun Hong

MSW, University of Michigan

Kira Raquet

MSW, University of Michigan


Steve Sukta

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Scott Martin

Michigan Department of Education

Leisa Gallagher

Michigan Department of Education

Christina Harvey

Michigan School Health Coordinators Association

Lauren Kazee

Mental Health Consultant

Paul Liabenow

Michigan Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals

Heidi Olivares

Van Buren Intermediate School District

Tom Richardson

Van Buren Intermediate School District

Community Partners