Lawrence Palinkas

Frances L. and Albert G. 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

Disaster Mental Health Systems Juvenile Justice Child Welfare Cross-Cultural Anthropology Preventive Medicine

Tyan Parker Dominguez

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

Health care systems expert, focusing on persistent racial/ethnic disparities in infant mortality, pre-term delivery, and low birthweight

Inpatient and outpatient medical settings Community mental health clinics

Jacquelyn Mc Croskey

John Milner Professor of Child Welfare Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Holds the John Milner Professorship in Child Welfare and serves as co-director of the Children’s Data Network

Social Services Data Analysis Community Services Foster Care Family and Child Services

Russell Vergara

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

R. BONG VERGARA focuses on tech-enabled solutions to food-energy-water nexus issues in smart sustainable development.

Social Innovation and Resilience Global Health Smart sustainable urban development

Marcia Cunha

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

Marcia Cunha is an expert in mental health in children, youth, and families.

Mental Health Children, Youth and Families Clinical Supervision

Dana Caballero

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

Focused on children, adolescents, adults and families on behavioral, academic and addiction issues.

Behavioral Health Stigma Addiction Social Work Education Social Work Children, Youth and Families

Aimee Odette

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

Senior Lecturer focused on children, youth, and families.

Social Work Education Children, Youth and Families Social Work

Umeka Franklin

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

Clinical Social Worker focused on children and families, experienced with military veterans for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Traumatic Events Medical Social Work Children, Youth and Families Psychiatric Social Work Nephrology

Danielle Brown

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

Clinical Assistant Professor focused on children and families with a specialty in mental illness, autism, substance-use recovery, and trauma

Social Work Group Therapy Substance Abuse Recovery Mental Illness Children, Youth and Families

Maria Hu

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

Maria C. Hydon's expertise focuses on group counseling for children, youth, and families and crisis intervention.

Threat Response Social Work Education Psychiatric Social Work Children, Youth and Families Crisis Intervention

Christina Paddock

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

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

Regina Siez

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Regina Siez is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Children, Youth and Families

Children, Youth and Families

Meena Montemayor

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Adjunct Lecturer focused on children, youth, and families with a background in adolescent psychiatry.

Social Work Education Family Reunification Adolescent Psychiatry Children, Youth, and Families Social Work

Jill Davis

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

Adjunct Associate Professor with clinical expertise in the areas of play therapy and child survivors of sexual abuse.

Field Education Clinical Social Work Social Work Education Children, Youth, and Families Sexual Abuse Survivors

Lisa Wobbe-Veit

South Regional Director Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education Virtual Academic Center · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Associate Professor focused on children, youth, and families.

Community Outreach Program Evaluation Social Work Education Child Life Therapy Mental Health

Eugenia Weiss

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

Dr. Weiss specializes in military social work.

Military Social Work Children, Youth and Families Mental Health

Karla Lagunas

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Karla Lagunas is an expert in social services, crisis intervention, and community outreach.

Social Work Children, Youth, and Families

Sarah Caliboso Soto

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor focused on children, youth, and families.

Intervention Children, Youth, and Families Social Work Education Social Work Assessment

Conrad Fuentes

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

Clinical Associate Professor with expertise in gang intervention and education.

Social Work Gang Prevention/Intervention Children, Youth and Families Latino Culture Social Work Education

Virginia Hernandez

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Adjunct Faculty and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with expertise in children, youth, and families

Threat Assessment Physical Abuse Survivors Trauma and Recovery Social Work Education Children, Youth and Families

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