Janet Schneiderman

Research Associate Professor
Contact Information
Location
University Park
Phone213.821.1338
E-mail
Department of Study 
Children, Youth and Families
Research Interest 
Behavioral Health
Children & Families
Health
Education 
PhD, University of Southern California, 2003
MS, University of California, Los Angeles, 1976
BS, University of California, Los Angeles, 1973

JANET SCHNEIDERMAN moved from the USC Department of Nursing in 2004.

She has since partnered with the Community Assessment and Treatment Center at LAC+USC to evaluate health problems in children in the child welfare system and child welfare caregivers' barriers to access to pediatric health care. In 2009, Schneiderman was awarded a 5-year KO1 grant from the National Institutes of Health's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study medical neglect of children in the child welfare system. She is assessing the role of caregivers, birth parents and foster parents as they navigate the pediatric health care system to obtain needed health services.

Her research interests include child maltreatment, the role of case management in health and human services, the relationship of health education to adherence, family health and well-being, and culture and health.

Schneiderman has also received a USC Urban Initiative grant with the USC School of Dentistry to evaluate oral health and the effect of wraparound services on adherence to follow-up care for adults with developmental disabilities.

She received the USC Good Neighbor Volunteer Faculty Award, in addition to the Bullough Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement. Schneiderman teaches program development and program evaluation for families and children, policy, as well as the case management course.

Social workers involved in public health occasionally find it difficult to relate to their physician counterparts, but that isn’t a concern for Dr. Janet Schneiderman. A transplant from the former USC Department of Nursing, Schneiderman knows how to navigate their world with practiced ease. Conversely, her appointment at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work has given her a research perspective many physicians lack, and she is serving as a much-needed bridge between the two professions—as a physician intimately familiar with the inner workings of the child care system and a social worker who understands the complexities of illness and health care delivery.

When Schneiderman, who has a background in pediatric nursing and hospital administration, investigated foster family agencies while in the nursing department, she encountered a staggering level of need. Many caregivers were poorly equipped to care for sick children, a significant problem for Los Angeles, which has one of the largest child welfare systems in the country. Additionally, some mothers were not receiving prenatal care and were exposed to drug and alcohol during pregnancy, putting newborns at risk even as they were born into a system with problems coordinating standard medical care.

Her research today focuses on improving access to and use of pediatric health services for children who have been maltreated or are in the foster care system. Although most of the attention in the field is given to mental health concerns, Schneiderman is interested in physical health care, and her epidemiological research has painted a grave picture. At the clinic where she works, nearly 80 percent of children have a physical health diagnosis such as asthma, skin problems or developmental delays; nearly one in five has three or more physical issues.

Schneiderman attributes a lack of access to quality health care for children in Los Angeles to poor integration between primary providers, specialists, caregivers and children. In 2009, Schneiderman was awarded a five-year grant to study the medical neglect of children in the child welfare system. Specifically, she is assessing the role of caregivers, birth parents and foster parents as they navigate the complex world of pediatric services, and her goal is to develop an intervention program to improve caregiver adherence to health care recommendations. Another project involves working with the American Academy of Pediatrics to promote more frequent and intensive physical exams for all children in the child welfare system.

Schneiderman, who holds a doctorate in education, teaches policy, program development and evaluation for families and children, as well as case management. She enjoys mentoring students with similar interests, and takes particular satisfaction in helping them publish their work.

Awards and Distinction
Research Scientist
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work faculty development grant
Outstanding Contribution
USC Good Neighbor Volunteer Faculty Award
Bullough Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement
Lulu G. Hassenplug Nursing Alumni Award,
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing,
More awards
Selected Publications

Schneiderman, J.U., McDaniel, D., Xie, B. & Arnold Clark, J. (2010). Child welfare caregivers: An evaluation of access to pediatric health car. (32), 298-703.

Schneiderman, J.U. & Villagrana, M. (2010). Meeting children’s mental and physical health needs in child welfare: The importance of caregivers. (49), 91-108.

Schneiderman, J.U. (2010 January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Pediatric assessments of young children in child welfare by placements. Society for Social Work and Research Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

Schneiderman, J.U., McDaniel, D., Xie, B., Cabassa, L.J. & & Suh, J. (2009). Child welfare caregivers of differing English language use: Perceptions of pediatric health care access barriers. (18), 261-276.

Schneiderman, J.U., Sanders, B., Loken, A., Lankenau, S.E. & Bloom, J.J. (2009). Gang youth as a vulnerable population for nursing intervention. (26), 241-249.

Schneiderman, J.U. & Gilles, E. (2009 November). The challenges of group mentoring pedagogy for teaching program planning and evaluation. Council on Social Work Education Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Schneiderman, J.U., Sierawan, H., Greene, V. & Mulligan, R. (2008). Interdisciplinary approach to oral health for persons with developmental disabilities. (28), 43-52.

Schneiderman, J.U., Waugaman, W.R. & Flynn, M.S. (2008). Nurse social work practitioner: A new professional for healthcare settings. (23), 149-154.

Schneiderman, J.U. (2008). Qualitative Study of the Role of Nurses as Health Case Managers for Children in Foster Care in California. (23), 241-249.

Waugaman, W.R., Schneiderman, J.U. & Flynn, M.L. (2008 June). Nurse social work practitioner: A new professional for healthcare settings.

Schneiderman, J.U., McDaniel, D. & Xie, B. (2008 January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Child welfare caregivers: an evaluation of access to pediatric health care. Society for Social Work and Research Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.

Schneiderman, J.U., Brooks, D., Facher, B. & Amis, J. (2007). Improving health services for foster youth: Multidisciplinary and multistakeholder perspectives and recommendations. (29), 313-328.

Brooks, D., Schneiderman, J.U., Facher, B. & & Amis, J. (2007). Improving health services for foster youth: Multidisciplinary and multistakeholder perspectives and recommendations., 29(3), 313-328.

Schneiderman, J.U., McDaniel, D. & Xie, B. (2007 November). Access to pediatric health care for child welfare caregivers: The effect of limited English proficiency. American Association of Public Health Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.

Schneiderman, J.U., McDaniel, D. & Xie, B. (2007 November). Child welfare caregivers: An evaluation of access to pediatric health care. American Association of Public Health Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.

Schneiderman, J.U., Swain, J. & Jordan-Marsh, M. (2007 September). Nurse social work practitioner: Blending roles. Council on Social Work Education Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

Schneiderman, J.U. (2006). Innovative pediatric nursing role: Public health nurses in child welfare., 32(4), 317-321.

Schneiderman, J.U., Arnold, J., McDaniel, D. & Xie, B. (2006 November). The relationship of home environment to health and developmental problems of children in foster care. Poster presentation American Public Health Association. Boston, MA.

Schneiderman, J.U., Seirawan, H. & Mulligan, R. (2006 June). Oral health among persons with development disabilities. Special Care in Dentistry 26[4], 323. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Special Care Dentistry Association. Chicago, IL.

Schneiderman, J.U. (2005). The child welfare system: Through the eyes of public health nurses., 22(4), 354-359.

Schneiderman, J.U., Facher, B. & Amis, J. (2005 May). Improving the delivery of medical services to foster youth: Report and recommendations. Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Health Care Summer.

Schneiderman, J.U. & Waugaman, W.R. (2004). The demise of nursing education at a major research university., 52(6), 304-310.

Schneiderman, J.U. (2004). The health of children in foster care., 20(6), 343-351.

Schneiderman, J.U. (2004 November). Exploration of the role of nurses caring for children in foster care. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

Schneiderman, J.U., Waugaman, W.R. & Flynn, M. (2004 November). Nurse social work practitioner: Transdisciplinary leadership for public health social work. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

Waugaman, W.R. & Schneiderman, J.U. (2004 November). The demise of nursing education at a major research university., 52 (6), 304-10.

Schneiderman, J.U. (2003). Health issues of children in foster care., 14(2), 123-128.

Schneiderman, J.U., Miller-Askew, L. & Reed, T.M. (2002). A clinical experience with foster families., 27(4), 178-181.

Schneiderman, J.U. (2002 May). Structuring a clinical experience in foster care. Association of Community Health Nursing Educators 2002 Spring Institute, New Challenges, Innovative Responses. St. Louis, Missouri.

Schneiderman, J.U., Waugaman, W.R. & Hitchcock, M. (2002 February). Preparing nurse educators: A multidisciplinary approach. Poster session at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Master’s Education Conference. Amelia Island, FL.

Schneiderman, J.U., Bullough-Latsch, J. & Dolson, M. (2000). Nursing students and computerized charting: Lessons learned., 25(5), 206.

Schneiderman, J.U. (2000 June). Reading is Healthy. Association of Community Healthy Nursing Educators 2000 Spring Institute. Local-Global Perspectives about Emerging Issues in Health: Views from Public/Community Health Nursing Education and Practice. Scottsdale, Arizona.

Schneiderman, J.U. (2000 May). Children and families in urban America: An interprofessional undergraduate minor. Poster session presented at the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Conference “From Community-Campus Partnerships to Capitol Hill: A Policy Agenda for Health in the 21st Century”. Washington, D.C.

Schneiderman, J.U. (1999). Program: Dental Health Campaign., 26(6), 765-766.

Schneiderman, J.U., Bates-Jensen, B. & Jordan-Marsh, M. (1999 May). Care, Aging, and Faculty/Students’ Attitudes: An Intervention. Spring Research Symposium, University of Southern California Department of Nursing. Los Angeles, California.

Schneiderman, J.U. (1998). Rituals of placenta disposal., 23(3), 142-143.

Schneiderman, J.U., Jordan-Marsh, M. & Bates-Jensen, B. (1998). Senior Centers: Shifting student paradigms., 24(10), 24-30.

Schneiderman, J.U. (1998 May). Service learning framework for preceptor community outreach experiences. Poster session presented at the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators’ 20th Annual Spring Institute, Community & Public Health Nursing Education for Practice: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Chicago, Illinois.

Schneiderman, J.U., Bates-Jensen, B. & Jordan-Marsh, M. (1997 October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Greying population: Teaching nurses to care. Symposium conducted at Nursing Odyssey: Exploring Research and Education. Joint Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Conference. San Diego, California.

Schneiderman, J.U. (1996). Postpartum nursing for Korean mothers. (21), 155-158.

Schneiderman, J.U., Jordan-Marsh, M. & Bates-Jensen, B. (1996 October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Senior centers: shifting student paradigms. Poster session presented Southern California Sigma Theta Tau Chapters Research Conference. San Diego, California.

Schneiderman, J.U., Bates-Jensen, B. & Jordan-Marsh, M. (1996 May). Senior centers: Shifting student paradigms. Poster session presented at the Community & Public Health Nursing Conference, University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Schneiderman, J.U. & Brunning, M. (1983). Congestive heart failure in infants and children. In C. Michaelson (Eds.) Congestive Heart Failure. (pp. 467-500). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Publishing Company.