Mental health research

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.

Priscilla Gibson

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Professor; Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

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

Patricia Shannon

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Associate Professor

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

Jane Gilgun

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Child Welfare, Family Violence, Qualitative Research Methods

Mark Umbreit

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Director, Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking; Professor

Community Engagement, Counseling, Mental Health

Amy Krentzman

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Associate Professor

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

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)

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.

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

Minnesota center for chemical and mental health researchers

Piper Meyer-Kalos

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Executive Director, Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health

Child Welfare, Disability, Education Policy K-12, Evaluation, Mental Health, Social Services

Julie Rohovit

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Director of Training, Co-PI for the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health

Co-occurring Disorders, Clinical Supervision, Group Therapy