Melissa A. Jonson-Reid, MSW, PhD

Professor of Social Work

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

My research interests include services use, intervention, and long term outcomes for children with histories of abuse and neglect; child abuse prevention using existing services platforms, particularly home visitation; child welfare policy, and administrative data applications in child maltreatment research. I have a long history of federally funded research from National Institutes of Health organizations, Health Research and Services Administration and the Administration of Children and Families, US DHHS that includes large scale multidisciplinary administrative data research, training grants, and research on innovations to existing service platforms to prevent maltreatment or improve outcomes for children with histories of maltreatment.