Kristin Berg, PhD (Discipline Director, Self-Advocate) is an assistant professor in the College of Public Health at Temple University. She has served as a researcher for various state and federally funded projects (DHHS, CDC, Children’s Bureau) evaluating the efficacy of social services in meeting the needs of vulnerable children and families.
Education and Training
BA in Psychology - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
PhD - The University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, Chicago, IL
Artium Magister in Social Work - The University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, Chicago, IL
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Berg, K.L., Shiu, C.S., Msall, M.E., & Acharya, K. (2015).Victimization and restricted participation among youth with disabilities in the child welfare system. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12678
Berg, K.L., Shiu, C.S., Msall, M.E., & Acharya, K. (2015). Victimization and depression among youth with disabilities in the child welfare system. Child: Care, Health & Development. DOI: 10.1111/cch.12233
Gehlert, S., Mininger, C., Sohmer, D., & Berg, K. (2008). Not so gently down the stream: choosing targets to ameliorate health disparities. Health and Social Work, 33 (3), pp. 163-167.
Posters and Presentations
Berg, K.L. & Shiu, C.S. (April, 2015) “Disability and Victimization among Youth in the Child Welfare System: Implications for Community Participation” Poster accepted for presentation at the 2015 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, Nashville, TN.
Msall, M.E., Berg, K.L. & Shiu, C.S. (May, 2014) “Impact of Multiple Victimizations on Community Participation among Youth With Disabilities in the Child Welfare System.” Paper presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Berg, K. L., Shiu, C. S. Nguuyen, H. (January, 2014). “Violence Against Youth With Disabilities in Vietnam and Its Relationship to Suicidal Ideation.” Oral paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, TX.
Berg, K. L., Shiu, C. S. & Msall, M.E. (January, 2014). “Double Jeopardy: Multiple Victimization Among Youth With Disabilities in the US Child Welfare System.” Poster accepted for presentation at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, TX.
Berg, K. L., Shiu, C. S. & Msall, M. E.(October, 2013) “‘Double Jeopardy’: Multiple victimization and disability among youth in the U.S. Child Welfare System (CWS).” Paper presented at the 67th Annual American Association of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
Awards and Honors
2013-14 Awarded Temple University CHPSW Dean’s Incentive Grant
2013-14, Selected into Temple University Grant Academy
2007, Awarded the Eileen Sweeney Internship for Disability Policy by the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)
2001, Louise Troxell Undergraduate Women’s Excellence Award, Delta Gamma Scholarship, member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
2001, Scholarship to the President’s Commission on Employment of People with Disabilities; invited to speak with state representatives Tammy Baldwin and Russ Feingold
1996, University of Wisconsin Dean of Students Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship for outstanding academics, leadership and service at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
Society for Disability Studies
Society for Social Work Research
Council on Social Work Education
National Association of Social Workers
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