The faculty of the School of Social Work are committed to rigorous research aimed at advancing knowledge about social work, social welfare, and intervention strategies. The faculty is highly interdisciplinary, working in the fields of economics, human development, psychology, public affairs, sociology, and social work and have a long history of excellence in research.
Faculty conduct research on a range of social problems including child development and well-being; aging, health, mental health, developmental disabilities, and end-of-life care; policy and programs to support families; prevention of child maltreatment, gender-based and intimate partner violence, and human trafficking; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health, mental health, and well-being. These areas of inquiry are investigated across different phases of the life course and different social contexts.
Faculty conduct their research within world renowned interdisciplinary research institutes and centers on campus, including the the Waisman Center, The Institute for Research on Poverty, the Center for Demography of Health and Aging, and the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. The faculty’s affiliation with these centers and institutes provides graduate students with the opportunity to become fully integrated and engaged in a highly active and productive interdisciplinary research community.
For more details about on-going research, projects, and grants awarded to our faculty, please visit their profiles.