PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2015
MSW, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2000
BS, Washington and Lee University, 1994
Dr. West’s research interests focus on the health and wellbeing of expectant families and families with young children facing multiple, complex adversities. She has a particular interest in dual generation home-based service delivery strategies. Her work incorporates intervention and evaluation research methods to assess program fidelity, test effects of programs and program enhancements on outcomes, and deepen understanding of causal pathways. Her work is highly interdisciplinary and crosses multiple sectors within early childhood systems – health, education, and social services.
Honors and Awards
2013 Home Visiting Research Network Early Career Scholar Award