Vivian A. and James L. Curtis School of Social Work Research and Training Center

Our Mission

The Curtis Center’s Mission is to eliminate mental health and health care access disparities with the aim of helping underserved populations live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

Welcome to the Curtis Center

Joe Himle

Joseph Himle, PhD
Curtis Center Director

The Curtis Center collaborates with faculty, university-community partners and students to create social change through research and evaluation excellence.

The Center provides:

  • Faculty Support
    Support includes: pilot grants to support faculty members' innovative early-stage projects, expert research consultations, administrative support for faculty research workgroups, and educational and research community building programming.
     
  • Program Evaluation Services
    The program evaluation group, faculty support services, and postdoctoral training program work together toward the common aim to make meaningful discoveries that improve the lives of people in need.
     

  • Postdoctoral Training
    The program emphasizes the training and development of social work academicians who can assume leadership roles in research, evaluation, teaching, and service. Selected fellows partner with a team of experienced faculty mentors with strong publication and external funding experience.

The program evaluation group, faculty support services, and postdoctoral training program work together toward a common aim: to make meaningful discoveries that improve the lives of people in need.

I invite you to collaborate with the Curtis Center to create social change through research and evaluation excellence.

Joseph A. Himle
Director, The Vivian A. and James L. Curtis School of Social Work Research and Training Center, Associate Professor of Social Work and Psychiatry, Medical School

How The Curtis Center Can Help

Faculty Support

Research consultations, faculty pilot grant program, postdoctoral fellowship, doctoral travel awards, workgroup support, research education and community building events.

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Program Evaluation

Trains MSW students and recent social work graduates in program evaluation by providing comprehensive evaluation services to a broad range of community-based agencies.

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Postdoctoral Training

Training and development of social work academicians who can assume leadership roles in research, evaluation, teaching, and service.

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