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IFS Interim Director

Cheri Shapiro, PhD

Dr. Cheri Shapiro

(PhD, Psychology, University of Arizona) Dr. Cheri Shapiro is Interim Director of the Institute for Families in Society. A Research Associate Professor, she joined the faculty of the Institute in 2011. Dr. Shapiro was trained as a clinical psychologist and has spent her career in direct service, state government, and university-based clinical practice and research settings. An accomplished researcher, the focus of her work has been the dissemination of evidence-based practice at the policy, system, community, and family level.


IFS Associate Director

Kathleen Hayes, PhD

Dr. Cheri Shapiro

(PhD, Experimental Psychology and Child Development, University of New Mexico) Dr. Kathleen Hayes is Associate Director of the Institute for Families in Society. She comes to the Institute following a career in state government that has included serving as the State Director of the Department of Social Services and Chief of Staff at the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Dr. Hayes has a life-long and passionate interest in promoting quality program services for vulnerable children and families. Her own research interests have included work on adoption of special needs children; child abuse/neglect, foster care and delinquency; and child welfare reform. One of her current interests is promoting evidence-based models of family engagement that lead to improved protection of children—and which in turn safely reduce the number of children who must come into the state's foster care program. She also has had extensive experience with working with foundations and federal competitive grant programs.


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