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Research

Mission

Our faculty-led research uses advanced research methods to inform, develop, and evaluate practice and policy interventions to promote social change. The research reflects key social work values, including a focus on empowering others and developing evidence to improve care and quality of life.

UNC School of Social Work faculty are committed to using rigorous methods and novel approaches to find lasting solutions to society’s most challenging issues. In addition, they recognize that communities — the organizations and the people within them — are vital research partners in strengthening the well-being of individuals and families. Further, our faculty are committed to ensuring that social workers and other practitioners, as well as organizational and policy leaders, have timely access to the information needed to innovate and improve their policy and practice.