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Explore SSW Faculty Research

The research mission of the School of Social Work is to promote and protect health as a human right across the life course through critically-engaged science that amplifies traditionally marginalized voices, in partnership with individuals, families, communities, and systems.

Research and Innovation Labs

The Alternatives for Mental Health and Healing Lab develops, delivers, and evaluates trainings on shifting paradigms and practices in mental health, collaborates on the expansion of novel peer-based programming, and investigates emerging uses of psychoactive compounds for genuine healing.

The Parent-Child Relationships and Well-Being Lab works with children and families to understand the barriers, promoters, and pathways that shape child and family health and developmental outcomes, and uses this knowledge to inform family-oriented prevention and intervention programming that meets the unique needs of families, particularly those who experience low-income or are living in high-risk environments.

At the Serious Illness and End-of-Life Narratives Lab, our research and advocacy aim to enhance coping and mental well-being among people with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones. Our work focuses on existential quality of life and how people find hope, connection, meaning, and purpose amidst serious illness.

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Health and Human Science Matters Podcast

You can find “Health and Human Science Matters” on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

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Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Senior Research Scientist and Director, Social Work Research Center

Health and Human Science Matters on Spotify

Social Work Research News

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