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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 Practice in Trauma with Children and Youth (SWRK 5775), Approaches to Trauma Care (SWRK 5773), Evaluation of Social Work Practice (SWRK 5784), Advanced Social Work Practice (SWRK 5733)


  • 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. Dell, N. A., Maynard, B. R., Murphy, A. M., Stewart, M. (in press). The conduct of systematic reviews: An application of sociotechnical systems theory. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research.
  2. *Borquist-Conlon, D., Maynard, B. R., Brendel, K. E., Farina, A. S. J. (2019). Mindfulness-based interventions for youth with anxiety: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Research on Social Work Practice, 29(2), 195-205.
  3. *Dell, N. A., Maynard, B. R., Atkins, B., Wagner, E., Born, K., & House, W. (2019). Helping survivors of human trafficking: A systematic review of exit and post-exit interventions. Trauma, Violence and Abuse, 20(2), 183-196.doi: 10.1177/1524838017692553
  4. Maynard, B. R., Farina, A. S. J., Dell, N. A., & Kelly, M. S. (2019). Effects of trauma-informed approaches in schools: A systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 15, e1018.
  5. Oxman, A. D., …Maynard, B., … (2019). A tool to help people make informed choices. Nature, 572, p. 303-307. doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-02407-9
  6. *Maynard, B. R., Boutwell, B. B., Vaughn, M. G., Naeger, S., & Dell, N. (2018). Biosocial research in social work journals: A systematic review. Research on Social Work Practice, 28, 107-115. doi: 10.1177/1049731515615678
  7. *Maynard, B. R., Wilson, A. N., Labuzienski, L., & Whiting, S. W. (2018). Mindfulness-based approaches in the treatment of disordered gambling: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Research on Social Work Practice, 28(3), 348-362. doi: 10.1177/1049731515606977
  8. *Maynard, B. R., & Dell, N. A. (2018). Use and impacts of Campbell Collaboration systematic reviews on policy, practice and research. Research on Social Work Practice, 28, 13-18. doi: 10.1177/1049731517722637
  9. Maynard, B. R., Heyne, D., Brendel, K. E., & Bulanda, J. J., Thompson, A. M. & Pigott, T. D. (2018). Treatment for school refusal among children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Research on Social Work Practice, 28, 56-67. doi: 10.1177/1049731515598619

Honors and Awards

  • Campbell Collaboration, Leonard E. Gibbs Award for Outstanding Contribution to Evidence-Based Practice
  • Society for Social Work and Research- SSWR Fellow
  • Saint Louis University- Annual Research Award for achievement in research and scholarship during
  • Best paper of the year award, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

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