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Brandy R. Maynard, Ph.D., M.S.W

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

Courses Taught

Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice; Evaluation of Practice; Human Behavior and the Social Environment; Research Methods; Social Work Practice with Children, Youth and Families


  • IES Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk
  • Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago
  • M.S.W., University of Michigan
  • B.S., Central Michigan University

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.

Publications and Media Placements

  1. Maynard, B. R., Boutwell, B. B., & Vaughn, M. G. (In press). Advancing the Science of Social Work: The Case for Biosocial Research. British Journal of Social Work.

  2. Maynard, B. R., Vaughn, M. G., Salas-Wright, C. P., Vaughn S. (2016). Bullying Victimization among School-Aged Immigrant Youth in the United States. Journal of Adolescent Health, 58, 337-344. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.11.013

  3. Polanin, J. R., Maynard, B. R., & Dell, N. A. (2016). Overviews in education research: A systematic review and analysis. Published advance online, Review of Educational Research. doi: 10.3102/0034654316631117

Find Brandy Maynard on ResearchGate

Honors and Awards

  • Saint Louis University, annual research award for achievement in research and scholarship, 2014
  • Saint Louis University, certificate of recognition for outstanding scholarly achievements, 2013
  • Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Best Paper of the Year award, 2014

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Campbell Collaboration, Social Welfare Coordinating Group, editor and co-chair
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Research on Social Work Practice, editorial board member
  • Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
  • Society for Research Synthesis Methodology
  • Society for Social Work and Research