Areas of research

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.

Featured Centers

Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy

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FEATURED FACULTY

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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Equity-focused learning community receives new joint funding

Two new grants from the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation will support the Equity in Practice Learning Community (EiPLC) initiative of Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP), an […]

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SP2 Professor Dr. Jacqueline Corcoran Speaks on Evidence-Based Application

Recently, SP2 Professor Jacqueline Corcoran, PhD, had a conversation with SP2 Board Member Elisabeth Joy Lamotte, LICSW, about the importance and methods for evidence-based application published in the NASW Private Practice edition. […]

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‘The passionate pursuit of social justice’

The School of Social Policy & Practice addresses social inequities through research. After majoring in psychology, John Gyourko spent 10 years exploring various social work roles in the foster care system […]