R. Anna Hayward, PhD, MSW

R. Anna Hayward, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor
Email: Anna.Hayward@stonybrook.edu
Phone: 631-444-3177


PhD, University of Maryland Baltimore, School Social Welfare

MSW, Hunter College School of Social Work

BS, New York University, New York, NY

Evaluating programs serving children and families; father involvement; developing services for men and fathers; children and families affected by incarceration; environmental justice and global environmental health. 


Fulbright Senior Scholar to Spain. Responding to climate change and environmental injustice: Youth and community resilience on Spain’s Costa del Sol. Universidad de Málaga. (2022).

Long Island Fatherhood Initiative Research & Evaluation. Funded by Department of Health Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood. (2020-2025)

Interventions to Mediate Parent & Child Trauma (IMPACT).  Funded by: Department of Health & Human Services, Family Violence Prevention & Services Discretionary Grants: Specialized Services for Abused Parents & their Children (2020-2023)

Coastal Alliance Network for Visualization, Assessment, Science, and Stakeholders (CANVASS) for Convergent Environmental Problem Solving. National Science Foundation (NSF). Summer salary support. PI: Brian Colle, PhD Role: Co- Investigator/Team Member

Using Cell Phone Technology to Engage and Retain Fathers in Services.  Funded by the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN). $85,000. (2016-2018)

Evaluation of the Enhanced Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative. Funded by Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood. $675,000 sub-contract to SBU SSW, total grant $4,999,999. (2015-2020)

Fulbright Scholar award to Jamaica: Environmental Justice in the Caribbean (2014)

TALENT award. Integrating online education in the MSW core curriculum. Department of Technology and Learning. $4,000. (2013)

Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative: Implementation & Impact Evaluation. Funded by Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood. $372,156 sub-contract, total grant $2,358,000 – for 3 years; 1 year non-competing continuation, $142,026. (2011-2015)

Through a child’s eyes: Understanding the lived experience of children with incarcerated parents.  Funded by: Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare faculty development funds. ($1,000).


Children and Families

Hammock, A.C., Hayward, R.A., *McKillop, A.J., *Kohli, E. (in press). Co-parenting and masculinity in a fatherhood program designed to prevent intimate partner violence. Journal of Marriage and Family.

Hayward, R.A., McKillop, A.J., *Lee, S.J., *Hong, H., Hammock, A.C., & Hou, W. (2020) A text messaging intervention to increase engagement and retention of men in a community-based father involvement program. Journal of Technology in Human Services.  doi.org/10.1080/15228835.2020.1841070  

Lee, K., Sacco, P., Hayward, R.A. (2020) The effect of social desirability on substance use reporting: The substance abuse subscale of the Personal and Relationships Profile (PRP). Social Work Research. 

Hayward, R.A., Honegger, L. (2018). Perceived barriers to mental health treatment among men enrolled in a responsible fatherhood program. Social Work in Mental Healthhttps://doi.org/10.1080/15332985.2018.1483464

Hayward, R.A., Glazebrook, A., Honegger, L., Rabeno, S., Yim, K. (2018). Predictors of Father Involvement in Low-income Men Enrolled in a Responsible Fatherhood Program. Social Work Researchhttps://doi.org/10.1093/swr/svy004 

Hayward, R.A., Honegger, L., Hammock, A. (2018). Risk and Protective Factors for Family Violence in a Sample of Low-Income Fathers. Social Work, (63)1. https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/swx053

Leibowitz, G., Hayward, R.A., Mazza, C. (2017). Child Welfare. Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial and Legal Issues Across Diverse Populations and Settings, T. Maschi & G. Leibowitz (Eds). New York: Springer Publishing.

Hayward, R.A., Yang J., Cryer-Coupet, Q.R., Xue, Y. (January, 2017). Does Being Married Matter? Exploring Father Involvement Across Marital Status in a Sample of Low-Income Fathers. Accepted for presentation at Society for Social Work and Research 16th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

Cryer-Coupet, Q.R., Hayward, R.A., Conway, M. (January, 2017).  Impacts of lifetime criminal and neglect histories on father involvement.  Accepted for presentation at Society for Social Work and Research 16th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. 

Haksoon, A., Keyser, D., & Hayward-Everson, R.A. (2016). A multi-level analysis of individual and agency effects on implementation of family-centered practice in child welfare. Children & Youth Services Reviewhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.07.014

Hayward, R.A. (November, 2016).  Father involvement in a sample of low-income men: Implications for program development.  Poster presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA. 

Hayward, R.A. & Honneger, L. (2014). Gender differences in juvenile gang members: An exploratory study. Journal of Evidence Based Social Workhttps://doi.org/10.1080/10911359.2014.897110

Hayward, R.A., Ross, K., Sinchi, S. (June, 2014).  From the Ground up: Integrating Evaluation Research and Practice in a Fatherhood Program. Third International Conference on Practice Research. Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, New York, NY.

Hayward, R.A.,(November, 2013). Building the evidence for effective father involvement interventions: Challenges and opportunities. Paper accepted for presentation at Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Houston, TX.

Environmental Justice

Bessaha, M.L., Hayward, R.A, *Gatanas, K. (in press).  The role of youth and young adults in natural disaster mitigation and response: A scoping review. Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Rother, H., Etzel, R., Shelton, M. Paulson, J., Hayward, R.A., Theron, L. (2020). Extreme weather events impact on Sub-Saharan African child and adolescent mental health: A protocol for a systematic review. Atmosphere, 11(5). doi.org/10.3390/atmos11050493   

Hayward, R.A., Morris, Z., *Otero, Y., Silva, A. (2019) ‘Todo ha sido a pulmón’: Organizing after disaster in Puerto Rico.  Journal of Community Practice. doi.org/10.1080/10705422.2019.1649776

Morris, Z., Hayward, R.A., Otero, Y., (2018). The Political Determinants of Disaster Risk: Assessing the Unfolding Aftermath of Hurricane Maria for People with Disabilities in Puerto Rico. Environmental Justicehttps://doi.org/10.1089/env.2017.0043

Willet, J., Mason, L.R., Powers, M., Teixiera, S., Hayward, R.A. (January, 2017). Advancing a Community-Engaged Research Agenda to Address the Grand Challenge of Creating Social Responses to a Changing Environment.  Panel accepted for presentation at Society for Social Work and Research 16th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. 

Powers, M., Willet, J., Mathis, J., Hayward, R.A. (2017). Green Social Work for Environmental Justice: Implications for International Social Workers. Handbook of Green Social Work. New York: Routledge.

Miller, S.E., Hayward, R.A., Izlar, J. (2016). The place for a global and holistic environment: International challenges and opportunities for social work education in the 21st century. International Handbook of Social Work Education, I. Taylor, M. Bogo, M. Leferve, & B. Teater. New York: Routledge. 

Powers, M., Willet, J., Mathias, J., & Hayward, R.A. (November, 2016).  Environmental justice: Implications for international social work education and practice.  Panel presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Kaiser, M., Himmelheber, S., Miller, S., & Hayward, R.A. (2015) Cultivators of change: Food justice in social work education. Social Work Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2015.1063599

Hayward, R.A. (November, 2015). Environmental justice in Jamaica: Contested spaces & protected places. Paper presented at Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.

Miller, S.E. & Hayward, R.A. (2014) Social work's role in addressing people and a planet at risk. Social Work Educationhttps://doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2013.805192