Catherine N. Dulmus.

Catherine N. Dulmus

Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Buffalo Center for Social Research

"Many adults suffer terribly with serious mental illness, often starting when they were children. I’ve expanded my research in children’s mental health through a university-community research partnership whereby our findings are quickly applied in practice. My hope is to develop interventions for children that lead to a more satisfying adult life."

Contact Information

591 Baldy Hall
Amherst, NY 14260
221 Parker Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-645-1253
Fax: 716-645-3456

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Contact Information

591 Baldy Hall, Amherst, NY 14260 (view North Campus map)
221 Parker Hall, Buffalo, NY 14214 (view South Campus map)
Phone: 716-645-1253; Fax: 716-645-3456


  • PhD, Social Welfare, University at Buffalo (1999)
  • MSW, Master of Social Work, University at Buffalo (1991)
  • BSW, Social Work, Buffalo State College (1989)

Professional/Research Interests

Behavioral health; serious mental illness across the life span; community-based research; and community-university research partnerships


Catherine N. Dulmus, PhD, LCSW-R, is a professor, associate dean for research and director of the Buffalo Center for Social Research at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. Her research focuses on mental health, evidence-based practice and community-university research partnerships. Her current work is an exciting collaborative project building a data warehouse to support data-informed practice across 14 rural counties in New York State to improve client outcomes.

Dulmus received her baccalaureate degree in social work from Buffalo State College in 1989, a master's degree in social work from the University at Buffalo in 1991 and a PhD degree in social welfare from the University at Buffalo in 1999. In 2014 she was elected to the National Academies of Practice and the Social Work Academy as a Distinguished Scholar & Fellow. Prior to obtaining her PhD, Dulmus's social work practice background encompassed almost a decade of experience in the fields of mental health and school social work.