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Areas of Faculty Research & Interest

The School of Social Work faculty enjoy opportunities to follow their intellectual curiosity. Their wide range of research interests allow them to conduct research in a variety of areas with colleagues throughout the university and community. To learn more about faculty, please visit their biography pages.

Research Areas:

Economic Inequality & Social Justice

Asset Building

Cumulative Adversity

Economic Inequality


Fair Housing Advocacy

Health Access and Outcomes

Health Disparities


Housing Patterns and Poverty

Microfinance and Masculinity


Social Justice

Social Movements

Social Work and Non-Traditional Settings

Social Work in Digital Environments

Health, Behavioral Health & Addictions

Barriers to Healthcare Services

Bereavement Outcomes

Cancer Prevention

Healthy Relationships

HIV/AIDS and Addiction as Intersecting Epidemics


Mental Health

Place-based Health Disparities

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Social Determinants of Health and Risk Behaviors

Solution Focused Practice

Substance Abuse

Organizations & Communities


Community-Based Housing Organizations

Community-Based Research

Community-University Partnerships

Educational Policy

Macro Practice


School-Family-Community Partnerships

Social Work Services in Schools

Spatial Issues and Social Service Access/Delivery

Strength-Based Approaches and Supporting Community/Families

Subsidized Housing

Urban Neighborhoods


Housing and Community Development Policy

Medicare/Medicaid Policy

Practice Evaluation

Program Evaluation

Research Methods

Social Capital Impact

Social Work Education

Social Welfare Policy

Trauma & Trauma-Informed Care

Dissociative Processes



Violence & Victimization

Criminal Justice Responses to Violence

Domestic Violence


Partner Violence

Political Violence

Screening Assessment and the Criminal Justice Population

Treatment and the Criminal Justice Population