I am a research fellow at the Social Service Research Centre, National University of Singapore. I have a Ph.D. in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. I had also practiced as a social worker in a family service centre in Singapore.
As a social work researcher, I am interested in researching parenting, family services in the community, and risk assessment. I am especially interested in intervention research and in the use of administrative data to improve social work processes. I also identify as a methodologist where the through line connecting my research interests involved the use of computational social science methods and advanced statistical methods.
My scholarly work can be accessed at Google Scholar – ResearchGate – GitHub
Interests. Parenting, Family Services, Intervention research, Evaluation, Administrative data, Risk assessment, Text-as-data analysis, Computational social science
What predicts mothers' use of spanking in the first 6 years of early childhood? A latent growth curve analysis,
Child & Family Social Work.
Gerard Chung, Paul Lanier, Chen Ding-Chen
Identifying treatment moderators of a trauma-informed parenting intervention with children in foster care: Using model-based recursive partitioning,
Child Abuse & Neglect.
Gerard Chung, David Ansong, Kanisha Brevard, Chen Ding-Chen
Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Parenting and Children’s Behaviors: Transactional Processes Over Time,
Violence Against Women Journal.
Gerard Chung, Todd Jensen, Anna Parisi, Rebecca Macy, Paul Lanier
Associations Between Work-Family Balance, Parenting Stress, and Marital Conflicts During COVID-19 Pandemic in Singapore,
Community, Work, and Family Journal (Under review).
Gerard Chung, Carys Chen Xi Wen, Paul Lanier, Peace Wong
Text-mining open-ended survey responses using structural topic modeling: A practical demonstration to understand parents’ coping methods during COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore,
JSSWR (Under review).
Gerard Chung, Maria Rodriguez, Paul Lanier, Daniel Gibbs