Patricia Logan-Green.

Patricia Logan-Greene

Associate Professor; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

"Social workers typically work with victims, but if we’re going to prevent violence, we really need to focus on the perpetrators. The goal of my current work with court-involved youth is to underscore the fact that victims and offenders are the same people: a punitive approach is not helpful for these youth."

Contact Information

630 Baldy Hall
Amherst, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-1533
Fax: 716-645-3456

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Contact Information

630 Baldy Hall, Amherst, NY 14260 (view map)
Phone: 716-645-1533; Fax: 716-645-3456


  • PhD, University of Washington (2011)
  • MSSW, Clinical Social Work, University of Tennessee at Knoxville (2006)
  • BA, Biology, Wesleyan University (1999)

Professional/Research Interests

Violence and victimization, especially child maltreatment; firearm violence and prevention; system responses to violence; quantitative analysis.


Patricia Logan-Greene, MSSW, PhD, associate professor and associate dean for academic affairs, takes a trauma-informed approach to violence, childhood adversity and system responses to maltreatment and delinquency. Through her research, she examines the effects of childhood maltreatment on aggression, delinquency, and health and mental health outcomes throughout the lifespan. She is also the principal investigator on an NIH-funded grant to examine the effects of child neglect and poverty on adolescent outcomes.

Recently, she has shifted her attention to the prevention of gun violence, especially how social workers can leverage their knowledge and skills to intervene with those most at risk of injury. Dr. Logan-Greene is a co-leader of the new national Grand Challenge in Social Work to Prevent Gun Violence.

She also coordinates the School of Social Work's Child Advocacy Studies microcredential, an undergraduate sequence focused on child maltreatment.

Dr. Logan-Greene originally joined the UB School of Social Work from the University of Washington School of Social Work, where she completed her doctorate and earned statistics certification through the Center for Statistics in the Social Sciences. She was also awarded an NIMH Mental Illness Prevention Fellowship and ITHS TL1 Multidisciplinary Predoctoral Clinical Research Fellowship. Logan-Greene received an MSSW with a concentration in clinical social work in 2006 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a BA in biology with honors from Wesleyan University in 1999.