Health, disability, and aging

Researchers at the School of Social Work are finding solutions to improve health through innovative methods and strategies. Learn about their work below.

John Bricout

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Social technologies and the engagement of people with disabilities, disability and employment, technology and social work ethics, interdisciplinary team building, rehabilitation science, workforce development, international social work

Marti DeLiema

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Assistant Professor of Research

Aging, retirement security, elder abuse and neglect, elder financial exploitation, and financial fraud

Katie Johnston-Goodstar

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Associate Professor

Social and political contexts of urban and Indigenous youth development, Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR), Youth and Media, Critical and Indigenous Pedagogies, History of youth work and social work in urban and Indigenous communities.

Joseph Merighi

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Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

End-stage renal diseases, Medication adherence, Chronic illness, Social work practice in health care settings.

Jean Quam

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Gender and Sexuality, Higher Education, Learning Technologies, Seniors/Aging/Gerontology

Lynette Renner

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Associate Professor, Director, Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse

Family Violence, Domestic Violence, Child Welfare, Family Based Interventions, Mental & Behavioral Health, Youth Development

Oliver Williams

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Director, Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, Professor

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Cultural Competence, Family Violence, Social Services, Specific Cultures (African American)

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Traci LaLiberte

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Executive Director, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Child Welfare, Disability, Evaluation, Policy, Systems Change

Kristine Piescher

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Director of Research and Evaluation, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Child Welfare, Evaluation, Policy

Affiliated researcher

Stacy Remke

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Teaching specialist

Clinical Social Work, Healing Strategies, Child Welfare, Pediatric Palliative Care