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Data-Driven Policy Analysis & Evidence-Based Practice

SP2’s Initiatives and Faculty use administrative data, systematic reviews, and meta-analysis to inform the future of social innovation and social policy.

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Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy

Headshot of Dr. Jacqueline Corcoran

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Jacqueline Corcoran, PhD

Professor; PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 1996. Mental health; clinical social work; evidence-based practice in social work; systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and meta-synthesis; strengths-based models.

FEATURED FACULTY

Dennis P. Culhane, PhD

Professor; PhD, Boston College, 1990. Homelessness; housing policy; policy analysis research methods.

Millan AbiNader, LMSW, PhD

FEATURED FACULTY

Millan AbiNader, LMSW, PhD

Assistant Professor; PhD, Boston University. Gender-based violence; intimate partner violence; intimate partner homicide; rural communities; community-level risk; vicarious trauma.

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Dennis Culhane stands in front of a class of students. All are wearing face masks.

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Dennis Culhane, PhD

SP2 Professor Opens Spring 2021 Penn Population Studies Colloquium Series

The Spring 2021 programming of the Penn Population Studies Colloquium Series opened with a talk by Dennis P. Culhane, PhD, Professor and Dana and Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy at […]

SP2 Student Presenters Xiaorui (Mia) Hou and Xiaoxuan He presenting at the Data for Equitable Justice Lab Symposium

Data for Equitable Justice Lab Symposium Takes Policy Conversations Beyond the Classroom

Held at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), the Data for Equitable Justice Lab Symposium featured an afternoon of engaging and discussion-worthy presentations on each student’s chosen areas […]