College of Education and Human Development

School of Social Work

Research at the School of Social Work

The SSW community does work that not only advances research, but contributes to the greater good. We have a diverse group of scholars, each with their own unique interests in applied research — but all sharing a common commitment to social justice, as a guiding principle.

We take great pride in our significant contributions at both the local and global levels. Our faculty, doctoral students, and alumni form a vibrant collective of professionals and life-long scholars actively engaged in their discipline. Many have earned national and international recognition. Welcome to our School. We’re glad you’re here.

Let’s build a better world together. 

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Families and children

Improving the lives of children and families in the home and community.

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Social policy

Boosting the health and well-being of the marginalized through policy and advocacy efforts.

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Mental health

Supporting strong outcomes and advancing mental health scholarship through practice and theory.

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Youth studies

Advancing deep, rich understandings of youth work theory and practice, through the contextual study of youth development.

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Health, disability and aging

Discover the School of Social Work's groundbreaking efforts to enhance health, and care, for the aging and differently-abled, through innovation.

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Methods and methodology

Putting quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods to use in improving outcomes for societal well-being.

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