Saint Louis University

Brandy R. Maynard, MSW, PhD

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Brandy Maynard

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Research Interests: Social work practice with at-risk youth and families; the etiology and developmental course of academic risk and externalizing behavior problems; evidence-based practice and translational science; social work research and education; and research synthesis and meta-analysis.

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Teaching Areas: Research methods; Social work practice with children, youth, and families; Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Education History: IES Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk
PhD, Loyola University Chicago
MSW, The University of Michigan
BS, Central Michigan University

Community and Professional Service:
Co-Chair, Social Welfare Group, Campbell Collaboration
Editorial Board Member, Education Coordinating Group, Campbell Collaboration
Editorial Board Member, Research on Social Work Practice
Member, National Association of Social Workers
Member, Council on Social Work Education
Member, Society for Social Work and Research
Member, Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
Reviewer, Research on Social Work Practice, Journal of Social Work, British Journal of Social Work

SLU faculty since: 2012

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Brandy R. Maynard is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University. Dr. Maynard holds a Ph.D. in social work from Loyola University Chicago and an MSW from the University of Michigan. She has over 16 years of post-master's clinical and administrative social work experience and is a licensed clinical and macro social worker in the state of Michigan. Her practice experience is primarily in the areas of child and adolescent mental health and juvenile justice, including significant experience with the implementation and fidelity monitoring of several evidence-based interventions.

Dr. Maynard's research interests include interventions with at-risk youth and families, particularly in the areas of dropout, truancy, delinquency, and adolescent behavioral and mental health; adoption, implementation, and fidelity of evidence-based interventions; use and quality of research in education and social work; and systematic review and meta-analytic methods.

Her research has appeared in prominent social work and interdisciplinary peer reviewed journals including Research on Social Work Practice, British Journal of Social Work, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Journal of Adolescence, and Campbell Systematic Reviews. Dr. Maynard serves as the Co-Chair of the Social Welfare Coordinating Group and on the Steering Group of the Campbell Collaboration, is a member of the editorial board for Research on Social Work Practice and the Education Coordinating Group of the Campbell Collaboration and also serves as a peer reviewer for several journals.

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