Carl Castro

Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Current research efforts include assessing the effects of combat and operations tempo (OPTEMPO) on soldier, family and unit readiness.

Veterans Affairs Veterans and Military Families Military Transition Back to Civilian Life Military Affairs Psychological Health

Diana Pineda

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

Program Director for the Welcoming Practices Consortium in schools with Military-Connected Students

Problem-Solving Therapy Veterans and Military Families Social Work Mental Health Military Social Work

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

Bree Akesson

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work · Wilfrid Laurier University

Assistant Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University who conducts research with children and families affected by war and global social work

Refugee and Human Rights Issues War and Violence Children and Families Social Work Social Work Education

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

Leslie Wind

Chair of the MSW Program Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Associate Professor focused on children, youth and families with a specialization in trauma and violence.

Social Work Education Community Outreach Program Development Trauma Children, Youth and Families

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

Adrian Blow

Professor · Michigan State University

Expert on military families, marital/couple/family therapy, infidelity, trauma

Infidelity Marital Therapy Military Families Couple Therapy Family Therapy

D. Kelly Weisberg

Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: weisberg@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4678 / Office 348-200

Children and the Law Domestic Violence Juvenile Justice Family Law Wills and Trust

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

Deborah Johnson Hayes

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

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Early Childhood Mental Health Trauma Military Mental Health Social Work Mental Health Programs

Elsa Garcia-Sanda

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

Elsa Garcia-Sanda is an expert in school-based mental health services for K-12 students and their families.

HIV & AIDS and Mental Health Schools Mental Health Services Families

Claire Smrekar

Associate Professor of Leadership, Policy and Organizations · Vanderbilt University

An expert who studies K-12 school choice, charters, magnet schools, vouchers, private schools and segregation.

Education Policy Desegregation Charter School Education Demographic trends in schools School Choice

Elaine Power

Associate Professor · School of Kinesiology & Health Studies, Queen's University

Teaches social determinants of health. Researches food insecurity. Advocates for basic income. Dreams of the day when food banks can close.

food insecurity food banks feeding the family family food practices Social Determinants of Health

Devon Brooks

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

Research and practice interests include reduction and treatment of child maltreatment, with a focus on racial and ethnic disparities.

Child Welfare Risk Assessment Research Methodology Children & Families Human Behavior

Ruth Ann Supranovich

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

Ruth Supranovich serves families impacted by child sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, and exposure to family and community violence

Neglect Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Social Work Education Social Work Social Work with Families

Sara Kintzle

Deputy Director of the Center for Innovation and Research Research Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Sara Kintzle studies the experiences of individuals who have served in the military, and the transition from active duty to civilian life.

Military Transition Military Social Work Education National Guard Military Social Work Sexual Trauma in the Military

Michael Hurlburt

Director Doctoral Programs of the School of Social Work Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Hurlburt focuses on behavioral health interventions for improving the relationships and emotional health of children and families

Emotional Health Children & Families Social Work Social Work Education Behavioral Interventions

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

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

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