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  1. Letha A. Chadiha

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    Professor; Co-director, Community Liaison Core in the Michigan Center on Urban African American Aging Research Letha Chadiha specializes in caregiving by African American women to older African Americans. Chadihas recent works on caregiving investigate primary caregivers' help for emotional problems...

  2. Linda M. Chatters

    Linda M. Chatters »

    Linda M. Chatters is a professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health and professor in the School of Social Work. She is a faculty associate with the Program for Research on Black Americans at the Institute for Social Research and the Center for Research...

  3. Barry N. Checkoway

    Barry N. Checkoway »

    Professor Barry Checkoway is an internationally-recognized scholar and practitioner on youth empowerment, neighborhood development, and community change. His projects and publications draw on work with grassroots groups, community agencies, and government programs in the South Bronx, Detroit, Mississippi...

  4. David Córdova

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    Professor Córdova received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and graduated a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Minority Fellow. After completing his National Institutes of Health-funded postdoctoral training at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Professor...

  5. Sandra K. Danziger

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    Sandra Danziger is professor of social work and research professor of public policy. Her primary research interests are the effects of public programs and policies on the well-being of disadvantaged families, poverty policy and social service programs, demographic trends in child and family well-being...

  6. Jorge  Delva

    Jorge Delva »

    Jorge Delva, a native of Chile, conducts research focusing on addressing and reducing health disparities and helping improve the lives of low-income and racial and ethnic minority populations. His research began in Honolulu two decades ago where he worked on SAMHSA-funded projects aimed at improving...

  7. Ruth E. Dunkle

    Ruth E. Dunkle »

    Professor Ruth Dunkle's research, teaching, and clinical practice focus on gerontology. Recent research projects include "Mothers of Adult Daughters with a Serious Mental Illness: The Experience of African Americans and Whites" and "An Historical Perspective of Social Service Delivery in Detroit in the...

  8. Kathleen Coulborn  Faller

    Kathleen Coulborn Faller »

    Marion Elizabeth Blue Endowed Professor of Children and Families in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan; Director, Family Assessment Clinic Kathleen Coulborn Faller is involved in research, clinical work, teaching, training, and writing in the area of child welfare. She has written...

  9. Larry M. Gant

    Larry M. Gant »

    Professor Larry Gant's research focuses on neighborhood based responses to health disparities and social economic challenges in post-industrial cities in the United States and urban metropolitan areas in Europe, sub-Saharan African and China. Another strand of research includes the use of visual and...

  10. Eve E. Garrow

    Eve E. Garrow »

    Assistant Professor Eve Garrows research focuses on how human service organizations respond to and manage diverse and contradictory demands from their environments and the consequences for policy implementation, human service delivery, and client outcomes. Her recent research examines how characteristics...

  11. Karla  Goldman

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    Karla Goldman's research focuses on the history of the American Jewish experience with special attention to the history of American Jewish communities and the evolving roles and contributions of American Jewish women. She directs the University of Michigan Jewish Communal Leadership Program, a collaborative...

  12. Andrew C. Grogan-Kaylor

    Andrew C. Grogan-Kaylor »

    Andrew Grogan-Kaylor's current research focuses on the effects of schools, neighborhood, and parenting on outcomes for children, such as aggression, anxiety, depression, academic outcomes, and substance use. Much of his current research agenda focuses on corporal punishment, and he has published several...

  13. Lorraine M. Gutiérrez

    Lorraine M. Gutiérrez »

    Professor Lorraine Gutiérrez has a joint appointment with the School of Social Work and Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan and is a faculty associate in American Culture. She is also a member of the SSW Community Organization Learning Community. Her teaching and scholarship focus...

  14. Joseph A. Himle

    Joseph A. Himle »

    Associate Professor Joseph Himle's research interests focus on mental health intervention research with adults and youth. Himle's current intervention projects include treatment development projects focused on bringing cognitive behavioral therapy to underserved populations. He is involved in epidemiological...

  15. Leslie D. Hollingsworth

    Leslie D. Hollingsworth »

    Associate Professor Leslie Hollingsworth's research interests focus on circumstances surrounding the lives of vulnerable children and families across the child welfare and mental health systems and their implications for social work practice and policy. Her adoption-related research examines perspectives...

  16. Berit  Ingersoll-Dayton

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    Professor Professor Berit Ingersoll-Dayton is the director of the Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science. She is interested in social support and clinical research with respect to families in later life. Within the area of social support, she focuses on positive and negative aspects...

  17. Sean  Joe

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    Sean Joe holds a joint position as associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan's School of Medicine. He is a nationally recognized authority on suicidal behavior among African Americans, and his current research projects focus on black adolescents' mental health...

  18. Edith C. Kieffer

    Edith C. Kieffer »

    Edith (Edie) Kieffer, MPH, PhD, is Associate Professor in the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Her career has focused on understanding and addressing ethnic and geographic disparities in health. She has conducted extensive quantitative and qualitative research on the prevalence and correlates...

  19. Sherrie A. Kossoudji

    Sherrie A. Kossoudji »

    Sherrie A. Kossoudji is presently an associate professor in the School of Social Work and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Economics. Her principal research area is immigration. She has written numerous articles on the legal status of immigrant workers in the United States and the...

  20. Shawna J. Lee

    Shawna J. Lee »

    Dr. Shawna J. Lee is an assistant professor at the School of Social Work and a faculty affiliate at the Institute for Social Research, Research Center for Group Dynamics, where she is also a member of the Center for the Analysis of Pathways from Childhood to Adulthood (CAPCA). Dr. Lee completed a joint...

  21. Laura  Lein

    Laura Lein »

    Laura Lein is dean of the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Formerly professor of social work and anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), she was a respected researcher and teacher from 1985 to 2008. She has served as principal investigator on multiple grants on poverty, family...

  22. Lydia W. Li

    Lydia W. Li »

    Lydia Lis research areas include social support in later life, stress and adaptation of family caregivers, dynamics of formal and informal care, health trajectories of home care elders, and late-life depression and suicide. She has a keen interest in cross-cultural research. Her most recent work involves...

  23. Reuben J. Miller

    Reuben J. Miller »

    Reuben Jonathan Miller is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work. He is broadly interested in criminal justice and social welfare policy, race and ethnic relations, and the urban poor. His research, writing, and community involvement have focused on the lives and livelihoods of former prisoners...

  24. Sandra L. Momper

    Sandra L. Momper »

    Sandra Momper, assistant professor of social work, completed her PhD and MSW in social work at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Momper's research interests include gambling, substance abuse, PTSD, mental health, and health disparities among rural and urban American Indians. Her dissertation research...

  25. Emily  Nicklett

    Emily Nicklett »

    Emily Nicklett is a Health and Aging Policy Fellow and a Faculty Trainee at the UM Geriatric Center. Prior to joining U-M SSW, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center on Aging and Health at Johns Hopkins University. Her research addresses access to resources that promote healthy lifestyles...

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