Judy Krysik's research interests include the prevention of child maltreatment among infants and toddlers, the efficacy of specialized court programs directed at children and families, and the practice of child protective services. Krysik is an associate professor and Director of the Center for Child Well-Being in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. In addition to research and evaluation, the ASU Center for Child Well-Being develops high-quality, customized training resources and is host of the National Children of Incarcerated Parents annual conference.
She is the recipient of the 2019 Council on Social Work Education Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work, and in 2017 was named Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research. She serves on the boards of the African Institute of Child Studies and Missing Child Kenya, both with headquarters in Nairobi; the National Association of Social Workers Ethics Committee; and the Children’s Museum of Phoenix.
Krysik is also the author of Research for Effective Social Work Practice, now in its 4th edition.