Megan Piel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Social Work

Megan Piel, Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Child welfare and well-being
  • Resilience of foster youth and families
  • Mental health of youth aging out of foster care
  • Foster care alumni in postsecondary education
  • Preventing the intergenerational transmission of child abuse and neglect


  • Ph.D., Social Work, Arizona State University
  • Master of Social Work, Arizona State University
  • B.S., Biopsychology, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Honors and Awards


Grants, Patents and Clinical Trials