Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Taryn Lindhorst

Associate Professor, School of Social Work
University of Washington
206-616-2152 Box: 354900
http://socialwork.uw.edu/faculty/taryn-lindhorst

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Taryn Lindhorst’s research over the past decade has focused on policy implementation processes and health, particularly the effects of victimization for vulnerable women and sexual minorities. She has authored publications that have appeared in American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Violence against Women, Journal of Interpersonal Violence and Journal of Orthopsychiatry. She has co-authored a book with CSDE affiliate Gunnar Almgren entitled The Safety Net Health Care System: Practice at the Margins which will be published in Fall 2011. This book is designed to assist doctors, nurses, social workers and others who work in hospitals and health clinics with a high proportion of impoverished patients to understand the special history and needs of clients in these institutions. In 2010 and 2011, she and Jeffrey Edleson (Co-PI, NIJ) were invited to present their research on policy issues related to international child custody and domestic violence at the U.S. Department of Justice and to the Hague Bureau on Private International Law at The Hague, The Netherlands. Current Projects: Dr. Lindhorst is completing a manuscript on policy issues related to international child abduction with her co-PI; this book is under contract with Northeastern Press. Currently, Lindhorst is involved in two data collection processes – through an NINR grant, she is collecting ethnographic data as part of an intervention team at a local Children’s Hospital to understand how clinicians implement policies and practices related to palliative and end-of-life care in an intensive care setting. Her second project consists of interviews with key Washington state stakeholders involved in the implementation of research-based findings related to Adverse Childhood Experiences (funded by William T. Grant Foundation, David Takeuchi and Jerry Hertling, CSDE affiliates, Co-PI’s).