Kasey Wilson, M.S.W.
A research assistant since May 2013, Kasey Wilson is a team leader for the Catalyst Center, spearheading projects related to reducing insurance coverage inequities among children and youth with special health care needs.
Kasey has also assisted in evaluating a home-based primary care program for frail older adults and is an online facilitator teaching Research to MSW students. Prior to joining the Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice (CAHPP), she worked as an outpatient children’s mental and behavioral health counselor at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Jersey.
Kasey is working toward a PhD in the Interdisciplinary Social Work and Sociology program at the Boston University School of Social Work. Her current research explores the impact of structural racism on health, with a focus on reproductive health inequities. She is also interested in how social and economic policies impact the link between racism and health.
In her free time, Kasey volunteers at a health clinic and is involved in reproductive rights activism in her local community.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, The College of New Jersey
Master of Social Work in Social Policy, Rutgers University School of Social Work
PhD in Interdisciplinary Social Work and Sociology, Boston University School of Social Work (expected: 2016)
- Wilson, K., Hirschi, M., Comeau, M., Bronheim, S., and Bachman, S.S., "Disparities in insurance coverage among children with special health care needs: How social workers can promote social and economic justice." Health and Social Work 39, no. 2 (2014): 121-127.
- Project Manager. Social Work Research Network (SWRnet): A weekly listserv that provides information about funding, presentation and other relevant opportunities for social work researchers.
Moment of Pride
Recently passed the PhD qualifying examination and has moved to the dissertation phase of her doctoral program.
Most likely knows more X-Files trivia than anyone you’ve ever met.