Dr. Karpman is a child and family well-being researcher at Smith School for Social Work. Her research focuses on the ways in which children and their families are impacted by formal child serving systems (like Medicaid) and family formation decisions (known donors). In addition, she works with community partners to evaluate innovative solutions to challenges for child and family well being. Dr. Karpman has a personal as well as professional interest in known donor families as she and her wife have conceived two children with the help of a family friend. She looks forward to learning about the experiences of other known donor families and the ways in which they are different and the same from her own experience.
Meet the Research Team
The Known Donor Project