Aislinn Conrad, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Aislinn Conrad CV

Aislinn Conrad's research examines the social determinants that reduce child maltreatment and promote family wellbeing. Past projects include linking material hardship (food/housing insecurity) to child abuse, and validating the Spanish version of the Protective Factors Survey. 

Before her appointment at the University of Iowa, Conrad served as a case manager for children in the foster care system and investigated alleged incidences of child abuse and neglect in Kansas.

Virtual Office Hours

Mondays/Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:00 pm & by appointment
Via Zoom: / password: SWHBSE

Research Interests

Child wellbeing; child maltreatment prevention; contextual factors of child maltreatment; poverty; material hardship; structural equation modeling

Recent Publications

  • Wojciak AS, Butcher B, Conrad A, Coohey C, Oral R, Peek-Asa C. Trends, Diagnoses, and Hospitalization Costs of Child Abuse and Neglect in the United States of America. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jul 16;18(14):7585. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18147585. PMID: 34300039; PMCID: PMC8305453.
  • Conrad, A., Butcher, B., Oral, R., Ronnenberg, M.*, & Peek-Asa, C. (Accepted). Trends in Shaken Baby Syndrome diagnoses among young children hospitalized for abuse. Injury Epidemiology. doi: 10.21203/
  • Wojciak, A. S., Butcher, B., Conrad, A., Coohey, C., Oral, R., & Peek-Asa, C. (Accepted). National trends in child abuse and neglect hospitalization rates and costs. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health: Traumas. 
  • Bosk, E., Van Scoyoc, A., Mihalec-Adkins, B., Conrad, A., Hanson, K., & Chaiyachati, B. (Accepted). Integrating responses to caregiver substance misuse, intimate partner violence and child maltreatment: Initiatives and policies that support families at risk for entering the child welfare system. Aggression and Violent Behavior.
  • Oral, R., Coohey, C., Zarei, K., Conrad, A., Nielsen, A., Wibbenmeyer, L., Segal, R., Wojciak, A. S., Jennissen, C., & Peek-Asa, C. (2021). Nationwide efforts for trauma-informed care implementation and workforce development in healthcare and related fields: A systematic review. Turkish Journal of Pediatrics.    
  • Conrad, A., Gamboni, C., Johnson, V., Wojciak, A. S., & Ronnenberg, M. (2020). Has the US child welfare system become an informal income maintenance programme?: A literature review. Child Abuse Review.
  • Conrad-Hiebner, A., & Byram, E. (2020). The temporal impact of economic insecurity on child maltreatment: A systematic review. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 21(1), 157-178. 
Teaching Areas

Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Advanced Practicum Seminar for Integrated Practice, Introduction to Social Work Research

Work Experience

In my work with children and families, I have investigated allegations of abuse and neglect, validated instruments, coordinated programs, and provided case management.

Research areas
  • Child Welfare
Aislinn Conrad
Ph.D., School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas, 2015
M.S.W., School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas, 2010
B.S.W., Social Work, Bethel College Kansas
Contact Information

357 North Hall (NH)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States