Emily Reznicek

Associate Researcher

Emily Reznicek is an Associate Researcher at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Her primary work is with the Home Visiting Program Quality Assessment Project, where she helps to conduct evaluations of early childhood home visiting programs in Illinois funded by the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. She uses multiple assessment techniques to learn and report on how home visitors approach their work with families and how program directors understand the role of their program in the community and the homes of their families. This information is fed back to programs for their review and their use in program improvement efforts.

Prior to starting at Chapin Hall, Reznicek worked at the Erikson Institute completing quality and compliance evaluations of home visiting programs with state and federal funding. She also worked as the coordinator for a learning collaborative training Illinois-based therapists in the use of an evidence-based treatment model for young children and their families who have experienced trauma. Previously, she worked with refugee families in Idaho, Oregon, and Illinois providing case management, cultural orientation, and group therapy. She additionally served as a research assistant on a study regarding the effectiveness of early childhood home visiting in the refugee community of Chicago.

Reznicek holds a Master’s in Social Work and Certificate in Migration Studies from Loyola University of Chicago, as well as a Bachelor of Science in International Studies from Spring Hill College.

Master’s Degree in Social Work and Certificate in Migration Studies, Loyola University of Chicago

Bachelor of Science in International Studies, Spring Hill College

Korfmacher, J., Baquedano, J., & Reznicek, E. (2021, June). Multi-method assessment of home visiting program quality. Virtual poster presented at the MIECHV State, Territory and Tribal Home Visiting All Grantee Meeting.

Reznicek, E., & Harles, R. (2019, April). Home visiting program monitoring in Illinois. Poster presented at Erikson Institute Poster Symposium, Chicago, IL.

Reznicek, E. (2018, April). Social work with immigrants and refugees. Presented at Loyola University of Chicago Social Justice Summit, Chicago, IL.

Gomez, A., Bernardczyk, E., & Reznicek, E. (2017, October). The global impact of migration on the field of social work. Presented at NASW-Illinois Chapter Statewide Conference, Wheeling, IL.

Hilado, A., Reznicek, E., & Allweiss, S. (2021, January). Primer on understanding the refugee Experience. In J. D. Alten and J. Hwang (Eds.), Refugee mental health (pp. 19–44). American Psychological Association.