Lara Kaye

Lara Kaye

Mental Health, Child Welfare, SNAP, Nutrition and Wellness, Health Behaviors, Mind-Body Connection

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Lara Kaye

School of Social Welfare
Center for Human Services Research
Research Professor

RI 291



BA in Political Science at Binghamton University, State University of New York, 1991
MSW at Hunter College, 1995
PhD in Social Welfare at University of Albany, State University of New York, 2001
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Services Training Research at University of California, San Francisco, 2003-2006

Additional Information

Lara Kaye is currently CHSR project lead on the evaluation of the Kinship Navigator County Collaboration Project and on Understanding Parent Engagement to Enhance Mentoring Outcomes. Her research portfolio includes studies on legally exempt child care, family assessment response, barriers to food stamps, and the need for child psychiatric services. Her research has spanned the areas of health, behavioral health, education, public health, social work and psychology. She is skilled at quantitative and qualitative analysis. She has written and received grants, developed and presented trainings, published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at national and international conferences.

Lara received her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Binghamton University, SUNY. She completed her MSW at Hunter College and her Ph.D. in Social Welfare at the University at Albany, SUNY. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Services Training Research at the University of California, San Francisco.


Kaye, L., Lee, E., and Chen, Y. (2013) Barriers to food stamps in New York State: Perspective from the field. Journal of Poverty, (17)1, 13-28.

Kaye, L., Warner, L.A., Lewandowski, C.A., Greene, R., Acker, J.K., and Chiarella, N. (2009). The role of nurse practitioners in meeting the need for child and adolescent psychiatric services: a state-wide survey. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, (47)3.

Kaye, L. and Fortune, A.E. (2004). Preparing competent practitioners: Self-rated social work skills and achievement motivation among MSW students. The Clinical Supervisor, (23)2, 1-13.

Fortune, A.E. and Kaye, L. (2003). Learning opportunities in field practica: Identifying skills and activities that are associated with MSW students' self-evaluation of skill performance and satisfaction. The Clinical Supervisor, (21)1, 5-28.

Kaye, L. and Fortune, A.E. (2002). Coping skills and learning in social work field education. The Clinical Supervisor, (20)2, 31-42.