"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 the victims and offenders are the same people: a punitive approach is not helpful for these youth."
violence and victimization, especially child maltreatment; firearm violence and prevention; system responses to violence; quantitative analysis.
Patricia Logan-Greene, associate professor, joined the School of Social Work in 2011 as a visiting instructor 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 Pre-doctoral 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.
Dr. Logan-Greene takes a trauma-informed approach to violence and childhood adversity. Her research projects involve the examination of 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 also coordinates the Child Advocacy Studies microcredential at UB, an undergraduate sequence focused on child maltreatment.