Welcome! I am a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in Social Work and Sociology at the University of Michigan. In the broadest sense, my research interests organizational theory, gender, and social problem construction. My dissertation, which focuses on the relationship between the social service systems for intimate partner violence (IPV) and alcohol and other drug use (AOD), is a mixed-methods exploration of why so few organizations provide services both issues, despite their co-occurrence at the individual level. Through comparing organizations providing hybrid IPV-AOD services with non-hybrid IPV and AOD organizations, my dissertation identifies policies, organizational characteristics, and practices conducive to the provision of services for both issues.
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