CVIP Doctoral Affiliate Megan Feely Selected as Doris Duke Fellow 
CVIP doctoral affiliate Megan Feely has been awarded the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Megan was selected as part of the third cohort of fellows, with 15 total recipients, by a panel of experts convened by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. The fellowship is designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders who will advance child abuse prevention practice and policy.  

Each fellow has identified two mentors — an academic mentor to supervise the content and rigor of their research, and a policy mentor to maximize the impact of their research on policy and practice. Chapin Hall will establish a peer learning network that brings together the fellows, their mentors, scholars, practitioners, and policymakers across a number of disciplines, including social work, psychology, law, education, public policy and administration, and health.

The Fellows receive an annual stipend of $25,000 for up to two years to support the completion of their dissertation and related research at their academic institution. The title of her dissertation is “Utilizing Measures Harmonization and Structural Equation Models to Develop Comprehensive and Practical Models of Social and Emotional Well-Being of Maltreated Children.”