Janis KupersmidtJanis Kupersmidt

Janis Kupersmidt

Karen BurnsKaren Burns

Karen Burns

Kim GosnellKim Gosnell

Kim Gosnell

Elyse KeefeElyse Keefe

Elyse Keefe

Christina V. MalikChristina V. Malik

Christina V. Malik

Madison MorrowMadison Morrow

Madison Morrow

Madison Morrow Research Assistant Madison Morrow works on multiple projects in the area of youth mentoring. The majority of her time is spent assisting in efforts to evaluate a new set of practice enhancements for mentoring programs that are designed to serve the needs of youth whose parents are incarcerated. During her undergraduate work at North Carolina State University, Madison worked with the Teen Health Lab and Forensic Psychology of the Public Interest Lab as a research assistant. She re
Alison ParkerAlison Parker

Alison Parker

Liz ReederLiz Reeder

Liz Reeder

Allison SchmidtAllison Schmidt

Allison Schmidt

Tracy M. ScullTracy M. Scull

Tracy M. Scull

Rebecca StelterRebecca Stelter

Rebecca Stelter

Katie StumpKatie Stump

Katie Stump

Richard Van HornRichard Van Horn

Richard Van Horn

Ashley WebbAshley Webb

Ashley Webb

Karen Burns, M.S.W., Research Specialist II

Karen Burns
Research Specialist II
Master’s in Social Work,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Karen Burns directs research and training projects in the area of youth mentoring. She has supported mentoring programs in many capacities over the years, including parent engagement, mentor training, program evaluation, and targeted interventions for young parents and court-involved youth.

Previously, Karen worked in nonprofit management, specifically focused on business operations, outreach, and professional development. Karen holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Political Science from Duke University.