Aislinn Conrad, 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

  • 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., Social Welfare, University of Kansas, 2015

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