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Jesse J. Helton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor; Social Work
College for Public Health and Social Justice

Courses Taught

Research Methods for Social Work Practice I and II; Social Policy; Children, Youth, and Family Services and Policy


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • M.A., University of New Hampshire

Research Interests

Child maltreatment; child welfare; disability and health; food insecurity.

Publications and Media Placements

  1. Helton, J.J., Moore, A.R., & Henrichsen, C. (2018). Food security status of mothers at risk for child maltreatment. Children and Youth Services Review, 93, 263-269.
  2. Helton, J. J., Cross, T. P., Vaughn, M., & Gochez-Kerr, T. (2018). Food neglect and infant development. Infant Mental Health Journal. 39(2), 231-341. DOI: 10.1002/imhj.21694
  3. Helton, J. J., Gochez-Kerr, T., & Gruber, E. (2018). Sexual abuse of children with learning disabilities. Child Maltreatment. 23(2), 157-165. doi: 10.1177/1077559517733814.
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Honors and Awards

  • Innovative Teaching Fellowship, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning (2014)

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Prevention Committee
  • National Associate of Social Workers
  • Society for Social Work and Research