Lenna Nepomnyaschy is an associate professor at Rutgers School of Social Work. She received her PhD from Columbia University in 2003 and an MSW from Rutgers in 1991. Her research is broadly focused on how poverty, inequality, and social policies impact child and family health and well-being. One line of work examines the impact of social policies, particularly related to fathers and child support, on the well-being of families and children. Another line of work examines socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in child and adolescent health and development. Her work has been funded by the William T. Grant Foundation, the Fatherhood Research & Practice Network, the Foundation for Child Development, and the USDA Research Program on Childhood Hunger.
Lenna NepomnyaschyAssociate Professor
Department of Social Work
School of Social Work
Child support; Nonresident fathers; Fathers' involvement with children; Poverty and social policy; Child well-being; Single-parent families; Material hardship; Food insecurity; Economic insecurity; Income & wealth inequality; Health disparities; Infant health; Parental debt