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 vulnerable expectant families and families with young children. She has a particular interest in home visiting as a dual generation service delivery strategy for families with multiple, complex biopsychosocial challenges, and the role of home visiting within larger systems of care. 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 – health, education, and social services.
Honors and Awards
2013 Home Visiting Research Network Early Career Scholar Award. Competitive award to for resources to attend the Pew National Summit on Quality in Home Visiting and receive tailored mentoring from national experts in home visiting research.