Lawrence Palinkas

Albert G. and Frances Lomas Feldman Endowed Professorship in Social Policy and Health · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Palinkas is an expert in the areas of preventive medicine, cross-cultural medicine and health services research

Implementation Science Disaster Mental Health Systems Preventive Medicine Medical Anthropology Global Health

Elissa Madden

Associate Professor · Baylor University

Research: child welfare, foster care, adoption (public & private), child & family mental health, service learning in social work education

Service Learning Adoption Research Child and Family Services Foster Care and Adoptions Child Welfare

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

Mark Testa, Ph.D., M.A.

Professor, UNC School of Social Work · UNC at Chapel Hill

Sandra Reeves Spears and John B. Turner Distinguished Professor

Foster Care Adoption Services Poverty Research Children's Aid

Wizdom Powell, Ph.D.

Director of the Health Disparities Institute and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UConn Health · University of Connecticut

Expert on the role of racism and gender norms in African American male health and healthcare inequities.

Ptsd African American Men Health Health Disparities Military Mental Health

Marleen Wong

David Lawrence Stein/Violet Goldberg Sachs Professor of Mental Health Senior Vice Dean (Retiring) of Field Education Clinical Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Professor focused on children, youth, and families and specializing in behavioral health, mental health, and military social work.

Crisis Intervention Crisis and Disaster Military Social Work Behavioral Health Social Work

Sara Schwartz

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

Dr. Schwartz blends methodologies from anthropology and social work to examine diverse social issues.

Qualitative and Mixed Method Research Philanthropy and Non-Profits Barriers to early HIV diagnosis and treatment Social Work HIV & AIDS

Jennifer Lewis

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

Integrated health and mental health expert, focusing on HIV, suicide prevention, stress, trauma and resilience.

Psychotherapy Mental Health Adults and Healthy Aging Health

Eric Rice

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

Social work expert, focusing on community outreach, network science, and the use of social networking technology by high-risk youth

Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Homelessness HIV Prevention Application of social networking methods to social work research Social Network Theory

Concepcion Barrio

Interim Executive Vice Dean USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Barrio has a national reputation in mental health services research, particularly the interaction of ethnicity & effective clinical practice

Aging Diversity/Cross Cultural Mental Health

Jordan Davis

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

Professor Davis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Children, Youth and Families.