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Andrew Grogan-Kaylor

Sandra K. Danziger Collegiate Professor, Professor of Social Work

Andrew Grogan-Kaylor’s research focuses on both basic science research, and intervention research, on children and families. Grogan-Kaylor’s current research projects examine parenting behaviors, such as physical punishment, and parental expressions of emotional warmth and support, and their effects on child mental health outcomes, aggression, antisocial behavior, anxiety, depression, and children’s thinking about violence. His research looks at the dynamic interplay of parenting behaviors and their effects on child outcomes across socioeconomic contexts, neighborhoods, and cultures. Professor Grogan-Kaylor is the co-author of the most complete analysis to date of the outcomes associated with spanking: “Spanking and child outcomes: Old controversies and new meta-analyses.”  Grogan-Kaylor uses both U.S. based, and international samples; advanced statistical modeling such as multilevel models and econometric methods; and Stata, R, HLM and ArcGIS.  Much of his work involves working with populations for whom Spanish is the primary language.

Ph.D., M.S., and B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A. Union Theological Seminary