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

tih@umich.edu

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

Co-Investigator

Professor, University of Michigan, School of Education

betsyd@umich.edu

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.

Andrea Eisman

Andria Eisman

Co-Investigator

Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, College of Education

aeisman@wayne.edu

Dr. Eisman has expertise in implementation science and extensive experience adapting and evaluating evidence-based interventions for schools. She has worked extensively with schools and education organizations throughout the state of Michigan on school-based health and wellness initiatives.

Alison Miller

Alison Miller

Co-Investigator

Associate Professor, University of Michigan, School of Public Health

alimill@umich.edu

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 Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, School of Social Work

daiciars@umich.edu

Daicia Price is a clinical 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

shermanb@umich.edu

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

PhD, LMSW

Field Faculty | Office of Field Education, University of Michigan, School of Social Work

yatesha@umich.edu

Dr. Robinson is a Field Faculty 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.

Hurley Riley

Project Coordinator

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

rileyhur@umich.edu

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.

Student Editors, Designers, and Investigators

Samar Ayyub

MEd, University of Washington

Yujeong Chang

Yujeong (Julie) Chang

University of Michigan

Rachael-Jawad-Craley

Rachel Jawad-Craley

MSW, University of Michigan

Druanna Darling

University of Michigan

Rawan Darouiche

University of Michigan

Matthew Hutchinson

University of Michigan

Jasmine Love

Jasmine Love

University of Michigan

Keyshawn McMiller

Keyshawn McMiller

University of Michigan

Alana Slavin

Alana Slavin

MSC, University of Michigan

Sara Stein

Sara Stein

PhD, University of Michigan

Erika Sturgis

Erika Sturgis

MSW, University of Michigan

Shichang Yang

University of Michigan

Former Team Members

Julia Ammer

Northwestern University

Jima Braynon

MSW, University of Michigan

Sunghyun Hong

MSW, University of Michigan

Kira Raquet

MSW, University of Michigan

Advisors

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