The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is a leader in social work and nursing education and research. The school integrates the science of social work with real-world practice to improve the well-being of vulnerable individuals and communities and advance social and economic justice on a local, national and global scale.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Children, Youth and Families
Clinical Social Worker focused on children and families, experienced with military veterans for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Social Work Nephrology Psychiatric Social Work Children Youth and Families Medical Social Work Traumatic Events Social Work Education
Albert G. and Frances Lomas Feldman Professor of Social Policy and Health and Chair of the Department of Children, Youth and Families
Dr. Palinkas is an expert in the areas of preventive medicine, cross-cultural medicine and health services research
Health Services Research Medical Anthropology Preventive Medicine Health Services Cross-Cultural Anthropology
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Children, Youth and Families
Clinical Associate Professor focused on children, youth, and families with expertise in group counseling as well as crisis intervention.
Trauma and Recovery Social Work Crisis Intervention Children Youth and Families Psychiatric Social Work Social Work Education Threat Response
Adjunct Assistant Professor Dept. of Community Organization and Business Innovations
Golnaz Agahi is an expert in technical assistance and training to community-based organizations addressing safety topics.
Social Work Alcohol Prevention Suicide Prevention Crisis Intervention Gang Prevention Public Health
Adjunct Associate Professor
Licensed Clinical Social Worker focused on children, youth, and families with expertise in adolescent mothers.
Social Work Social Work Education Child Sexual Abuse Victims Domestic Violence Victims Adolescence
Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work Field Education Dept. of Children Youth and Families
Clinical social work expert, focusing on public child welfare and early intervention.
Welfare Stipend Programs Public Child Welfare Children Youth and Families Developmental Delays and Disabilities
Adjunct Assistant Professor Dept. of Social Change & Innovation
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Family Therapy Child Abuse and Neglect Child Welfare Social Work Mental Health Children's Social Work Children and Families
Adjunct Lecturer Dept. of Children Youth and Families
Michelle Gentle is an expert on human behavior and the social environment, and grief, loss and bereavement.
Clinical Social Work Social Work Human Behavior Social Services Social Work Education
Adjunct Lecturer Dept. of Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Shelly Abernathy's research is focused on adults and healthy aging.
Social Work Healthy Aging Adults
Adjunct Assistant Professor Dept. of Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Adjunct Assistant Professor focused on federal policy for veterans and their families as well as military trauma.
Homeland Security Military Social Work Cognitive - Behavioral Interventions Veterans and Military Families Experiential Therapies Psychological Healing Social Work Education National Security
Industry Experience (10)
- Social Services
- Health and Wellness
- Mental Health Care
- Professional Training and Coaching
- Public Policy
- Program Development
- Health Care - Services
- Elder Care