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Elizabeth J. Gifford, Research Scientist, Center for Child and Family Policy  

Office Location: 214 Rubenstein Hall
Office Phone: (919) 613-9294
Duke Box: 90545
Email Address: beth.gifford@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

    Ph.D., Penn State University, 2005
    M.S., Penn State University, 2000
    B.S., Cornell University, 1997

    Research Description: Beth's primary research interests involve evaluating programs and policies that are designed to improve health outcomes for vulnerable children. These populations include children who are poor, in the juvenile justice system, in foster care, in special education or who have emotional and or behavioral problems. She is particularly interested in applying the best research methodology to inform decision makers as they balance goals of cost, quality and access in providing health care.

    Representative Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Gifford, E., Eldred, L., Vernerey, A., Sloan, F.. "How does family drug treatment court participation affect child welfare outcomes." Child Abuse & Neglect 38.10 (2014): 1659-1670. [S0145213414001033]  [abs]
    2. Gifford, E., Eldred, L., Mccutchan, S., Sloan, F. "The effects of participation level on recidivism: a study of drug treatment courts using propensity score matching." Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 9.40 (2014). [abstract]  [abs]
    3. Skinner, A., Babinski, L. and Gifford, E.J.. "Teachers' expectations and self-efficacy for working with bullies and victims." Psychology in the Schools 5.1 (2014): 72-84. [abstract]  [abs]
    4. Wells, R. and Gifford, E.J.. "Implementation of a school-based initiative for at-risk children: The first five years." Children and Youth Services Review May (2013): 787-796. [026]  [abs]
    5. Lynne, G., Gifford, E.J., Evans, K., Rosch, J.. "Barriers to reporting child maltreatment: Do emergency medical services professionals fully understand their role as mandatory reporters?." North Carolina Medical Journal 76.1 (2015): 13-18.  [abs]
    6. Sloan, F., Gifford, E.J.,Chepke, L., Acquah, K. and Bevins, C.. "How specialty courts affect outcomes for youth in foster care." Evaluation Review 37.1 (2013): 3-37. [3.abstract]  [abs]
    7. Wells, R., Gifford, E.J.,Bai, Y. and Corra, A.. "A network perspective on dropout prevention within two US cities." Educational Administration Quarterly 51 (2015): 27-57. [27]  [abs]
    8. Gifford, E.J., Wells, R.S, Miller, S., Troop, T.O., Bai, Y., Babinski, L.. "Pairing nurses and social workers in schools: North Carolina’s school-based child and family support teams." Journal of School Health (2010). [PDF]
    9. Gifford, E.J. and Foster, E.M.. "Provider-level effects on length of stay for youth with mental health and substance abuse disorders." Medical Care 46 (2008): 240-246. [18388838]
    10. Gifford, E.J., R. Weech-Maldonado, Short, P.. "Encouraging preventive services for low-income children: Implications for expanding Medicaid coverage to parents." Health Care Financing Review 24.4 (2005): 81-94. [PDF]
    11. Bhandari, S. and Gifford, E.. "Children with Health Insurance in the United States: 2002." (2003): 60-224. [PDF]

    Curriculum Vitae

    Elizabeth J. Gifford