Lenna Nepomnyaschy

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Rutgers University


Lenna Nepomnyaschy is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University School of Social Work (PhD, Columbia University, 2003; MSW, Rutgers University, 1991). Her research interests are broadly focused on how poverty and inequality impact child and family health and well-being. Much of her work has examined the impact of social policies, particularly related to fathers and child support, on the well-being of families and children using quantitative analyses and large national datasets. In other work, she has focused on socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in child health and development, with the hope of understanding and identifying the individual and structural mechanisms that contribute to these disparities. Her research has been funded by the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan, the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, and the Office of Child Support Enforcement. Before coming to Rutgers, she was an Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University School of Social Work; and prior to that, she was a school social worker for eight years working with at-risk adolescents.

Departmental Biography

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School of Social Work
Rutgers University
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