Dr. Barnhart’s research centers on identifying sources of resilience to promote maternal, child, and family well-being and assuage health inequities. As a driven Latina scholar, her work is greatly inspired by personalismo and familismo; values that prize collectivism and mutual support. Dr. Barnhart believes these may serve as salient protective factors against adverse health and well-being outcomes, especially among marginalized groups. Her prior professional clinical social work practice experience of more than 10 years also informs my strengths-based lens to identify resilience factors that avert or attenuate risk factors for adverse health and wellbeing. She is a 2021- 2023 UK Disparities Researchers Equalizing Access for Minorities (DREAM) Scholar and a member of the nationally renowned Child Well-Being Research Network. Dr. Barnhart has extensive experience in using advanced quantitative methods including multiple regression, confirmatory factor analysis, measurement invariance testing, and structural equation modeling. She values interdisciplinary collaborations and team science, and is a member of the UK Perinatal Research and Wellness Center. She is passionate about the advancement of Social Work education. Dr. Barnhart has developed an online master’s level course and teaches practice courses in the MSW program. She also mentors several doctoral students and serves/has served on several doctoral student committees.