Ashwini Tiwari

Postdoctoral Fellow, the Offord Centre for Child Studies

Ashwini Tiwari completed her PhD in Public Health in 2016 from the School of Public Health at Georgia State University, under the supervision of Dr. Shannon Self-Brown. Her dissertation examined physiological and behavioral stress responses to an evidence-based parenting program, SafeCare, among a small sample of at-risk mothers for child abuse and neglect. During her PhD studies, she also participated in intervention research among commercially sexually exploited youth, and caregiver-youth dyads receiving trauma services.

Current Activities

As a postdoctoral fellow at the Offord Centre, Ashwini is working under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Gonzalez to conduct a mixed-methods pilot study assessing feasibility and acceptability of an adapted trauma intervention among therapists, caregivers, and sexually victimized male youth.


Tiwari, A., Self-Brown, S., Lai, B., McCarty, C., Carruth, L. (2017). Effects of an Evidence-Based Parenting Program on Biobehavioral Stress among At-Risk Mothers for Child-Maltreatment: A Pilot Study. Social Work in Health Care, 1-27.

Lai, B.S., Tiwari, A., Self-Brown, S., Cronholm, P., Kinnish, K. (2017). Patterns of Caregiver Factors Predicting Participation in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 1-10.

Self-Brown, S., Tiwari, A., Lai, B.S., Roby, S., Kinnish, K. (2016). Impact of Caregiver Factors on Youth Service Utilization of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a Community Setting.  Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-9.

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