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Programs of Research

UNC School of Social Work’s research portfolio is diverse. Faculty conduct research to advance equity, transform systems, and improve lives across a range of populations and communities using a broad toolkit of evidence-based theories and rigorous analytic approaches. The scope of the research demonstrates the ambition and creativity of the School’s faculty as they pursue new solutions to pressing public health and policy issues.

The School’s national leadership in five interrelated programs of research represents core areas of expertise that have established its reputation as a top-10 school of social work.

Read more about our School’s research portfolio and its real-world impact on people and communities across and beyond our state at the links below:

Explore the SSW Impact Report 2023

Explore the SSW Research Review 2019-2020.