Johanna Greeson, PhD, MSS, MLSP

Media Appearances


August 14, 2023: She went to the hospital for a few days. The state kept her kids for 4 years. FAST COMPANY.

August 9, 2023: States with the Most Underprivileged Children. WALLETHUB.


July 15, 2021: Beyond Foster Care. HARVARD POLITICAL REVIEW.

March 17, 2021: COVID-19 and Women in the Workforce. PENN NEWS.

January 8, 2020: How to Heal the Aging Out Crisis. TEDxLincolnUniversity (YouTube).

January 8, 2020: Lincoln University News: TEDx Talks At Lincoln University To Encourage The Audience To Think ‘Beyond The Visible’ LINCOLN UNIVERSITY.


December 8, 2020: COVID-19 Strips Safety Net for Foster Youth ‘Aging Out’ During Pandemic. MEDPAGETODAY.

September 23, 2020: Who did the pandemic hit worst? Young adults aging out of foster care felt an economic slam, new survey shows. BILLY PENN at WHYY.

August 31, 2020: Have Youth in Foster Care Suffered Extra During COVID? Can Youth in Foster Care Increase Their 3% College Graduation Rate? AGE OUT ANGELS RADIO HOUR WITH GREG RAPPORT.

October 1, 2020: Marching against Racism and Police Violence. PENN NEWS.

July 16, 2020: Care in Crisis. PENN NEWS.

June 11, 2020: Investing in Older Foster Care Youth. IMPACT CONVERSATIONS’ PODCAST WITH DAWN MANSKE.

May 18, 2020: Wolf to foster youth: Executive powers tapped for shutdowns don’t extend to your aid. BILLY PENN at WHYY.

May 10, 2020: Episode #009: Preparing Foster Youth for Adulting. AGING OUT INSTITUTE’S PODCAST WITH LYNN TONINI.

March 17, 2020: SP2 Associate Professor Testifies at City Council Hearing on Missing and Exploited Children. PENN SP2 NEWS.

January 7, 2020: New Intervention for ‘Aging Out’ Youth from Foster Care. PENN NEWS.


December 2019: Digital Directions for Aging Out and Other Vulnerable Youth. SOCIAL WORK TODAY.

August 19, 2019: The Power of Connection. THE POWER OF PENN.

March 2019: A Closer Look at Family First — The Pros and Cons of Recent Foster Care Legislation. SOCIAL WORK TODAY.


June 27, 2018: The Best and Worst US States for Children. CNN HEALTH.

April 30, 2018: One-Fifth of Homeless Youth are Victims of Human Trafficking. PENN NEWS.

2017 and prior

July, 2017: Homeless Youths at High Risk for Sex Trafficking. Social Work Today.

May 4, 2017: Penn Partners on New App to Aid Vulnerable Youth Exiting Foster Care. PENN NEWS.

April 19, 2017: Field Center at Penn Identifies Risk Factors Making Homeless Youth Vulnerable to Sex Trafficking. PENN NEWS.

November 14, 2016: Commentary: Many Foster Care Youth Unprepared for Independent Living. Philadelphia Inquirer.

July/August 2015: Legal and Relational Permanence in Older Foster Care Youths. SOCIAL WORK TODAY.

July/August 2014: Natural Mentoring of Older Foster Care Youths — Behavioral Health Benefits. SOCIAL WORK TODAY.

June 2, 2014: Penn Conference Renews Energy on Transition-Aged Foster Youth. THE IMPRINT, formerly THE CHRONICLE OF SOCIAL CHANGE).

April 22, 2014: Focus of Penn Researcher Leads to National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care. PENN NEWS.

February 19, 2014: ‘Fostering’ Knowledge about Child Welfare. DAILY PENNSYLVANIAN.

September 12, 2013: Penn’s Field Center Advocates Changing Higher Ed Policy for Former Foster Youth. PENN NEWS.