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Kristine A. Siefert

Edith S. Gomberg Collegiate Professor Emerita of Social Work

Kristine A. Siefert

Kristine Siefert’s research focuses on identifying modifiable social, behavioral, and environmental determinants of health, with an emphasis on addressing socioeconomic and racial/ethnic health disparities.

Siefert joined the faculty in of the School of Social Work in 1979. She held the Edith S. Gomberg Collegiate Professorship in Social Work from 2007 until her retirement in 2012. She also served as associate dean for academic affairs and assistant dean for research.

In 2003, a survey published in Social Work Research named her one of the most influential researchers in social work. In 2012, she was named a trailblazer in public health social work by the Public Health Social Work Section of the American Public Health Association.

Research Interests/Focus

Racial/ethnic health disparities, poverty, food insecurity, pregnancy outcome, maternal depression

Education

Year Degree   School
1980 PhD Social Work University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1979 MPH Maternal and Child Health University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1975 MSW Social Work University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1972 AB English University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Year Description
2003 Named one of the most influential researchers in social work, Social Work Research 27(2): 105-115
2001 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award, The University of Michigan
2001 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award, The University of Michigan
1996 Career Development Award for Women Faculty, The University of Michigan
1977-1979 National Institute of Mental Health Predoctoral Fellow
1977-1979 National Institute of Mental Health Predoctoral Fellow

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