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PhD Student Profiles

If you are a PhD student at the MU School of Social Work and would like to be included on this page, please send your information and a picture to francisa@missouri.edu.

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Current PhD Students at a Glance

Shannon CanfieldShannon Canfield, PhD Student
Research Interests: Women’s health; intimate partner violence; trauma informed care; policy and practice change; and intervention research.


Mackenzie CookMackenzie Cook, PhD Student
Research Interests: Sexual health; sex education.


Omoshola KehindeOmoshola Kehinde, PhD Student
Research Interests: Opioid and substance abuse among the rural population of the United States.


Rebekah E. HartsockRebekah E. Hartsock, LCSW, PhD Student
Research Interests: Substance use disorders, healthcare and health disparities, hospital readmission rates.


Amanda HoodAmanda Hood, PhD/MSW Student
Research Interests: Body image, sexual health and sex education.


Anna KimAnna M. Kim, PhD Student
Research Interests: Children’s health, well-being, and education.


Toby M. Mills-SandovalToby M. Mills-Sandoval, PhD Student
Research Interests: Yoga and mindfulness-based clinical interventions; youth and families; school social work; program evaluation.


Geunhye ParkGeunhye Park, PhD Student
Research Interests: Gerontology; gerontechnology; healthy aging; caregiving; policy analysis.


Gashaye Melaku TeferaGashaye Melaku Tefera, PhD Student
Research Interests: Social Work with immigrants and refugees; health disparities; social determinants of health; African social work; indigenous and culturally relevant practice; human rights.