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Johanna Greeson is an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice where she is the Director of the Child Well-Being & Child Welfare Specialization (CW2) for advanced year MSW students. She assumed the role of Managing Faculty Director in spring 2020. Her published work includes scholarly articles and book chapters on natural mentoring, evidence-based practices for older youth in foster care, including independent living programs, residential group care, intensive in-home therapy, and interventions that target education, employment, housing, health/mental health, and relationships. She has also published on low-income homeownership, child/adolescent traumatic stress, and domestic minor sex trafficking. Her work has been cited over 1,700 times in the scientific, peer-reviewed literature. Dr. Greeson has developed a theory-based and research-informed intervention for older youth in foster care, Caring Adults ‘R’ Everywhere (C.A.R.E.), focused on the cultivation of resilience through the development of supportive adult relationships for older youth in care. Dr. Greeson is also the co-developer of Youth Matters: Philly (YMP), a web-based, mapping app that is designed to connect vulnerable and at-risk youth, like those exiting foster care or who are homeless, in Philadelphia with needed resources, like shelter, food, and clothing. She received her PhD in Social Work from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2009.