Kenyon Whitman, PhD

Kenyon Lee Whitman is a scholar-practitioner. He has over 10 years of experience working in higher education, much of that time supporting foster youth. Most recently he directed the Office of Foster Youth Support Services at UC Riverside for six years. He received his Ph.D. in Education, with an emphasis on Higher Education Administration and

Tyrone Howard, PhD

Tyrone C. Howard is the Pritzker Family Endowed Chair in the School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. He is the director of the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children & Families, the UCLA Black Male Institute, and the UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools. Professor Howard’s research examines race, culture, and educational

Audra Langley, PhD

Audra Langley, Ph.D. is a UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Professor at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Langley’s body of research seeks to increase equity in access to quality mental health and wellbeing interventions for under-resourced populations of children, including those in schools and involved with

Patricia Lester, MD

Dr. Lester is the Jane and Marc Nathanson Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and David Geffen School of Medicine. She serves as the Vice Chair for Community Engagement, Director of the Division of Population Behavioral Health, Director of the Nathanson Family Resilience Center, Co-Director of the Center

Todd Franke, PhD

Dr. Franke is Professor in the Luskin School of Public Affairs, Department of Social Welfare.  Dr. Franke has 27 years of experience in conducting cross-sectional and longitudinal research in a variety of interconnected fields including child welfare, education, juvenile justice, mental health and adolescent violence. His experience includes data analysis (multivariate, predictive analytics, machine learning),

Lisa Gantz, MD

Dr. Lisa Gantz is the inaugural fellow for 2020-2021. Dr. Gantz, who is board-certified in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California (USC), earned her medical degree at the Keck School of Medicine of the USC, and completed her internship and residency at the University of California,