Danae Dotolo received her PhD in 2017 from the UW School of Social Work. She earned an MA in bioethics in 2014 from the UW School of Medicine and an MSW from Arizona State University.
Her research and teaching integrate her training in social work and bioethics with her policy and administrative social work practice experience. She has taught classes in social welfare policy; mezzo/macro practice; and the history and intellectual foundations of the social work profession. She also regularly lectures on ethics, research methods and theory.
As a doctoral candidate, she was named the 2016–2017 Magnuson Scholar for the School of Social Work. Her dissertation research focused discrimination experienced by LGBTQ adults when caring for a seriously ill or dying partner. More broadly her research focuses on macro- and mezzo-level influences on healthcare interactions, and the ethical implications of inequities in healthcare settings.