Social & Education Policy

Aislinn Conrad

  • Research Fellow, Social and Education Policy Research Program
  • Assistant Professor, School of Social Work


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.

Research Interests

  • Child wellbeing
  • Child maltreatment prevention
  • Contextual factors of child maltreatment
  • Poverty
  • Material hardship
  • Structural equation modeling

Educational Background

  • PhD, Social Welfare, University of Kansas, 2015
  • MSW, Social Welfare, University of Kansas, 2010