Mental health

School of Social Work researchers are seeking to improve a variety of mental health outcomes while contributing to the knowledge bases of different practice approaches and theoretical foundations.

Saida Abdi

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Assistant Professor

Refugee youth and families; refugee and immigrant mental health; trauma systems therapy; building culturally responsive interventions

Mimi Choy-Brown

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Assistant Professor

Behavioral Health Services Research; Implementation Science; Supervision, Leadership, and Organizations; Recovery-Oriented, Evidence-Based Practices (Person-Centered Care, Housing First); Mixed Methods Research

Priscilla Gibson

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Professor; Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Cultural Competence, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, Qualitative Research Methods, Social Justice

Amy Krentzman

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Associate Professor

Substance Abuse, Addiction Treatment and Recovery, Spirituality, Positive Psychology

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.

Patricia Shannon

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Associate Professor

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Evaluation, Immigration, Intervention Science, Loss & Trauma, Mental Health

Mark Umbreit

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Community Engagement, Counseling, Mental Health

Jeffrey Waid

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Assistant Professor

Child Welfare, Positive Youth Development, Prevention Science, Intervention and Services Research

Oliver Williams

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

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare researchers

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

Center for Practice Transformation researcher

Julie Rohovit

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Director, Center for Practice Transformation

Co-occurring Disorders, Clinical Supervision, Group Therapy