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Amanda T. Woodward

PhD Student. Social Work/Sociology Graduate - 2007

She is a doctoral student in the Joint Program in Social Work and Sociology at the University of Michigan's School of Social Work. She has been involved in a variety of research projects, both during her doctoral career and prior to returning to graduate school. Her experiences have included both qualitative and quantitative research across a range of topics and involved planning and proposal writing, data collection, analysis, distribution of results including helping stakeholders think about translating results into practice, and conducting basic research in an agency setting. Her dissertation research looks at how gender, racial, ethnic, and age variations in social networks influence service usage for older adults with serious mental illness.

Dissertation Title

Help-seeking for a mental disorder: Understanding the use of Professional services and informal support using the National Survey of American Life.


Year Degree   School
2007 PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1997 MA University of Chicago
1991 BA Knox College


Year Description
2003 Rackham Discretionary Funds (4/28/2003)
2002 Summer support (4/19/2002)
2002-2003 Travel Grant from the Dean for SSWR conference
2002-2003 Rackham Travel Grant

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