Dr. Bowen McBeath

Dr. Bowen McBeath is concerned with the architecture, financing, and development of consumer-centered human service delivery systems and, in particular, with how child welfare agencies provide effective, efficient, and equitable services to at-risk populations.  His research, which has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on mental health and major foundations, has led to system improvements in multiple states.  His recent research focuses on the development of community-based evidence-supported interventions for use with child welfare populations and estimation of the effects of performance management systems on service provision to and outcomes for foster children and their families.  His work has been published in the premier scientific journals in social work and public management.