Paul Lanier, Ph.D., has been named as a 2019 Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). The honor recognizes SSWR members for exemplary service, leadership and accomplishments in social work research.
Lanier is an assistant professor at UNC School of Social Work and a faculty affiliate with the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the Injury Prevention Research Center, all at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
His research addresses parenthood (especially fatherhood) and child well-being, focusing on low-income families. He recently led a statewide needs assessment of maternal, infant and early childhood home visiting programs.
Lanier joined the UNC faculty in 2013 after completing his doctoral degree at the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University. He earned his MSW degree in 2008 from UNC School of Social Work.