Dawn Joosten-Hagye

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Joosten-Hagye specializes in working with older and disabled adults with behavioral health, chronic health & life threatening illnesses

Interprofessional education and collaboration Older Adults Chronic Illness Social Work Social Work Education

John Brekke

Frances G. Larson Professor of Social Work Research Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Professor of research and clinical courses in the MSW program and PhD courses on treatment outcome research and research grant writing.

Treatment Outcome Research Mental Health Healthy Aging Grant Writing

Pam Franzwa

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Franzwa's expertise is in school social work, grief and loss, and domestic violence

Domestic Violence Social Work Education Social Work Grief and Suffering

Maria Aranda

Executive Director of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Research interests address interplay between chronic illness, social resources & psychological well-being in low-income minority populations

Aging Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Caregiving Family Caregiving

Prof. Swaran Singh

Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry, Warwick Medical School - Mental Health and Wellbeing · University of Warwick

Swaran Singh is an expert on early psychosis, somatisation, cultural and ethnic factors in mental illness, and mental health law.

Mental Health Law Global Mental Health youth mental health Early Intervention in Psychosis Transitions in Healthcare

Jan Nissly

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Jan Nissly's work is focused on disaster, stress and trauma, coping and workforce issues.

Employee Well-being Workforce Development Adult Mental Health Stress and Trauma Crisis Intervention

Helen Odell-Miller

Professor of Music Therapy · Anglia Ruskin University

Helen is the lead researcher for HOMESIDE, an RCT trial for home-based music therapy for people with dementia & their family carer.

Personality Disorder Adult Mental Health Music Therapy Dementia Arts Therapies

Jennifer Parga

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Emerging expert on identifying, integrating and harnessing technology opportunities to prepare students to improve their local communities.

Distance Education and Technology Data and Technology for Social Good Technology Integration in Education Non-Profit Administration & Management Board Development

Brittani Morris

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Assistant Professor focused on adults, children, adolescents, and families.

Burnout Prevention Field Instruction Online Pedagogy Mental Health Recovery Social Work

Cynthia Rollo-Carlson

Senior Lecturer of Social Work Virtual Academic Center · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Ms. Rollo-Carlson is an expert in diagnosing and assessing mental disorders and substance abuse along with grief, loss and bereavement.

Religion/Spirituality Mental Health Grief, loss and bereavement Human behavior and the social environment Trauma, loss and suicide

Hans Oh

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Hans researches the social determinants and health correlates of psychotic experiences.

Psychotic Experiences Psychiatric Epidemiology Korean American Health

Kim Finney

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor focused on mental health in military and police officers.

Social Work Veteran Students Resources and Education Race and Social Perceptions Neurobiology of Stress Psychopharmacology

Candace Smith

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Smith specializes in Adults and Healthy Aging.

Adults and Healthy Aging

Judith Axonovitz

Clinical Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Ms. Axonovitz is an expert in aging, diversity, health, death and dying, bereavement and grief counseling.

Grief Counseling Death & Dying Diversity Virtual Edcuation Jewish Communal Service

Hazel Atuel

Research Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Hazel Atuel's research is focused on military social work, intergroup relations, social identity, and moral injury.

Social Identity and Self-Concept Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination Military Social Work Moral Injury Intergroup Relationships

Jenebah Lewis

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

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Ann Marie Yamada

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Yamada's research focuses on cultural relevance of community mental health services for adults with severe mental illness.

Religion/Spirituality Mental Health Diversity/Cross Cultural Military Social Work

Suzanne Wenzel

Richard M. and Ann L. Thor Professor in Urban Social Development · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Interdisciplinary researcher, specializing in the health-related needs of vulnerable populations.

Substance abuse treatment sexual risk behavior and risk reduction Post-traumatic stress disorder in women Homelessness and homeless women HIV and AIDS

Iris Chi

Chinese-American Golden Age Association/Dr. Frances Wu Chair for Chinese Elderly Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Expert in elderly health and gerontology, and currently directs the China Program

Aging Gerontology China Caregiving Behavioral Health

Erik Schott

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Schott is a licensed clinical social worker and instructional designer/educational psychologist.

LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) social work CBT (Coginitive Bahavorial Therapy) EMDR (Eye Movement Desentization & Reprocessing) HIV & AIDS Childhood Developmental Dirorders