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SSW Programs of Research Groups and Membership

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.

Child, Youth and Family Well-Being Research Group

David Ansong, Joy Noel Baumgartner, Betsy Bledsoe, Gary Bowen, Gina Chowa, Steven Day, Allison De Marco, Dean Duncan, Trenette Clark Goings, Will Hall, Hsun-Ta Hsu, Todd Jensen, Michael Lambert, Paul Lanier, Melissa Lippold, Rain Masa, Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Rebecca Rebbe, Cindy Fraga Rizo, Ankur Srivastava, Virginia Strand

Economic Security Research Group

David Ansong, Gina Chowa, Dean Duncan, Allison De Marco, Rain Masa, Bridgette Thom

Health, Mental Health, and Behavioral Health Research Group

Joy Noel Baumgartner, Betsy Bledsoe, Dean Duncan, Trenette Clark Goings, Rachel Goode, Will Hall, Hsun-Ta Hsu, Michael Lambert, Paul Lanier, Melissa Lippold, Rain Masa, Cindy Fraga Rizo, Millicent Robinson, Ankur Srivastava, Virginia Strand, Bridgette Thom, Tess Thompson, Tonya Van Deinse, Orrin Ware, Amy Blank Wilson, Lisa Zerden, Sheryl Zimmerman

Older Adults and Long-Term Care Research Group

Gary Bowen, Sheryl Zimmerman

System- and Service-Level Research Group

Betsy Bledsoe, Mimi Chapman, Allison De Marco, Dean Duncan, Todd Jensen, Paul Lanier, Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Rebecca Rebbe, Cindy Fraga Rizo, Millicent Robinson, Virginia Strand, Kim Strom, Bridgette Thom, Tonya Van Deinse, Orrin Ware, Lisa Zerden, Sheryl Zimmerman

Learn more about the collaborative impact of our research  and community engagement through our 2024 Research Impact Report.