Ashley Bukach, Research Associate
Ashley Bukach, MPH is a Research Associate at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
She currently works with local domestic violence-related agencies to locate, collect, and organize data for the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Initiative and assists with evaluations of local non-profit organizations that provide services to children and families, conducted through the Partnership for Evaluation, Research, and Implementation (PERI). Ashley specializes in data management, and her research interests include domestic violence, sexual assault, mental health, and homelessness.
Ashley has over five years of experience working on research and evaluation projects geared toward improving services for vulnerable populations. Prior to working at the Begun Center, Ashley worked as a data coordinator in the CWRU School of Medicine to evaluate interventions developed for individuals with serious mental illness and neurological disorders. Before working at CWRU, Ashley coordinated numerous research studies at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging focused on elder abuse/domestic violence prevention and improving the direct service workforce that serves those with physical and mental health needs in Ohio.
Ashley received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from John Carroll University and is expected to complete her MPH degree at Cleveland State University in December 2016. Ashley conducted her Master’s Capstone project on client experience at the Cuyahoga County Family Justice Center, a single location for victims of abuse to access critical services, during 2015, its first year in existence.