Astraea Augsberger, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Social Work
Clinical Practice

PhD, Columbia University
MSW, Columbia University
BS, University of Connecticut

Dr. Augsberger is an Associate Professor at Boston University School of Social Work. Her research program, which has been shaped by over fifteen years of clinical social work practice experience, examines multi-level factors that inhibit or facilitate a person’s ability to participate in decision-making within multiple institutions including health care, child welfare, education, and municipal government. She employs community engaged research approaches, such as youth participatory action research (YPAR) and in-depth qualitative research methods to elevate the voices of youth and communities in identifying research priorities and solutions to community concerns.

Youth Centered Social Capital Research Cohort
11/02/2023 - 11/30/2025 (Multi-PI)
PI: Astraea Augsberger, PhD, MSW
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Boston University Clinical and Transitional Science Institute
04/15/2020 - 03/31/2025 (Key Person)
PI: Megan H. Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Understanding the effects of a family preservation program for parents with intellectual disability
02/06/2023 - 01/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Montclair State University NIH NICHD

Evaluation of Family Leadership and Support Programs: Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Family Initiatives
05/02/2022 - 06/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Comm. of Mass./Department of Public Health HHS HRSA

Social Mobility and Research Training (SMART)
04/15/2019 - 04/14/2020 (PI)
Liberty Mutual

MassHousing 2018 Summer Youth Employment
07/01/2018 - 01/31/2019 (Co-Investigator)
MassHousing (The Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency)

My Summer in the City Youth Led Evaluation
07/01/2018 - 01/31/2019 (Co-Investigator)
MassHousing (The Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency)


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  1. Augsberger, A., Collins, M., & *Howard, R. The global context of youth engagement: A scoping review of municipal youth councils. Children and Youth Services Review. 2024. View Publication
  2. Bettis AH, Vaughn-Coaxum RA, Lawrence HR, Hamilton JL, Fox KR, Augsberger A. Key Challenges and Potential Strategies for Engaging Youth with Lived Experience in Clinical Science. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2023 Oct 27; 1-14. PMID: 37889603; PMCID: PMC11052921; DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2023.2264389;
  3. Augsberger A, Young A, Toraif N, Morris M, Barnett KG. Youth engagement to achieve health equity: Are healthcare organizations and leaders prepared? Am J Community Psychol. 2023 Jun; 71(3-4):410-422. PMID: 36661430; DOI: 10.1002/ajcp.12656;
  4. Collins, M. E., Augsberger, A., & *Levine, B. Opportunity Youth in Urban Areas: Can Youth Councils Enhance Connection to School and Work?. Journal of Applied Youth Studies. 2023. View Publication
  5. Collins, M.E., Augsberger, A. & *Howard, R. Post-Secondary Vocational Education for Youth Leaving Care: Examining A Potential Pathway to Successful Outcomes. British Educational Research Journal. 2023. View Publication
  6. Zeitlin, W., & Augsberger, A. Mothers in the community: The relationship between parental intellectual functioning and child welfare involvement. Family Trauma, Custody and Child Development. 2023. View Publication
  7. Augsberger A, Toraif N, Young A, Dimitri NC, Bautista R, Pierre J, Le C, Idahor O, Jusme C, Gergen Barnett KA. COVID-19 shines a light on health inequities in communities of color: A youth-driven photovoice inquiry. J Community Psychol. 2022 Sep; 50(8):3700-3715.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35441704; PMCID: PMC9088309; DOI: 10.1002/jcop.22866;
  8. Augsberger, A., Collins, M., & **Levine, B. Family engagement in child welfare system-level change: A review of current models. Families in Society: Journal of Contemporary Social Services. 2022. View Publication
  9. Teixeira S, Augsberger A, Richards-Schuster K, Sprague Martinez L. Participatory Research Approaches with Youth: Ethics, Engagement, and Meaningful Action. Am J Community Psychol. 2021 Sep; 68(1-2):142-153. PMID: 33811652; DOI: 10.1002/ajcp.12501;
  10. *Toraif, N., Augsberger, A., *Young, A., **Murillo, H., Lee, C., Batista, R., Garcia, S., Sprague-Martinez, L., & Gergen-Barnett. How to be an antiracist: Youth of color’s critical perspectives of antiracism in a youth participatory action research context. Journal of Adolescent Research. 2021; 36(5):467-500. View Publication
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