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Areas of Expertise

This overview of faculty research interests makes it easy to locate faculty members based on their areas of expertise. To view a complete faculty profile with links to research projects, select the faculty name.

♦ Indicates faculty members who mentor doctoral students.

Name Research Interests
Gino Aisenberg ♦
Community violence
Traumatic effects of child and family exposure to community violence
Latino mental health
Mental health disparities
Evidence-based practice
Depression care
Ann Allen
Acute Care Mental Health
Crisis Triage/Emergency Management
Policy Advocacy
Gunnar Almgren ♦
Social welfare and health care policy
Safety-net health care systems
Determinants of disparities in health and in health care
Paloma Andazola-Reza
Critical Dialogic Praxis
Organizing for Racial Justice and Equity
dis/Ability Justice Theories & Practice
Intimate Partner and Interpersonal Violence
Vulnerable Adult Abuse
Transformative Justice
Organizational Development
Community-Centered Trauma Healing
Digital Storytelling for Social Change
Multicultural Mental Health
Trauma-Informed Practice
Community-Based Participatory Research
Robin Arnold-Williams
Human services policy
Organizational and practice issues
Health care reform
Michael Arthur ♦
Adolescent antisocial behavior
State and community prevention systems
Prevention research methodology
Michelle Bagshaw
Children, youth and families
Cultural diversity
Adoption and foster care
Field learning
Mary Lou Balassone ♦
Public health social work
Foster care adoption
Undergraduate social work education
Vaughnetta J. Barton
Social work leadership and administration
Community-based program management
Early education community liaison and collaboration
Strategic planning
Organizational development
Donor-centered fundraising
Lucy Berliner
Child abuse and neglect
Interpersonal violence
Joy Borkholder
Community Organizing, Planning and Development
Health care financial analysis and research
Mental health funding and policy advocacy
Strategic corporate research
Food policy and food justice
Leslie Briner
Organizational social work practice
Domestic violence and sexual assault intervention
Commercial sexual exploitation community liaison, policy, and training
Community-based practice with homeless and runaway youth
Program development for residential services
Teresa Busch
direct social work practice
psychosocial assessment
Sheila Capestany
Board and organizational development pertaining to program improvement
Multiculturalism, anti-oppression, communication, conflict resolution
Program planning and development
Fundraising and budget development and oversight
Richard F. Catalano, Jr. ♦
Promotion of positive youth development and prevention of problem behavior
Etiology of problem behavior and positive youth development
Research methodology, and impact of culture on etiology and prevention
Sarah Cherin
child welfare policy
social work advocacy
Jon Conte ♦
Clinical social work
Sexual abuse of children and adult survivors of abuse
Interpersonal violence
Mark Cooke
Policy advocacy
Criminal justice
Public health
Mental health reform
Gina Cumbo
Legal and social advocacy
Community outreach and education on disability benefits
Child welfare systems reform
Program evaluation
Mary Curran
Mental health direct practice for perinatal and postpartum depression
Mindfulness-based therapy
Public health for underserved populations