Lanelle Quzack MSW, LSW
Lanelle Quzack (she/her) is a clinical research coordinator at PolicyLab and the Qualitative Research Core at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Prior to coming to CHOP, Lanelle worked as a licensed social worker in child welfare. Lanelle's work is driven by a commitment to understanding the complex dynamics of human experiences and promoting social justice. Lanelle's in-depth understanding of social work principles and practices allows her to navigate complex social issues and integrate an equity lens into research. She also has experience working on qualitative projects and program evaluations. Lanelle finds the most fascinating projects are those that engage and empower community members, allowing their voices to shape the research process.
Lanelle is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in social work at Widener University, where her doctoral research focuses on community-centered research and decolonial approaches, exploring ways to challenge traditional power structures and center marginalized voices. She completed her master's degree in social work at West Chester University and her bachelor's degree in psychology at Millersville University.