Faculty and Staff

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Lisa V. Blitz

Associate Professor

CCPA Social Work

Research Interests

  • Culturally responsive trauma-informed approaches for schools
  • Asset-based community development in rural places
  • Secondary trauma as manifest in organizations
  • International service learning
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Cassandra L. Bransford

Associate Professor

CCPA Social Work

Research Interests

  • Attachment-based practice approaches
  • Depression in older adults with cognitive impairment
  • Social work practice theory
  • Authority in social work practice
  • Critical social work
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Woojae Han

Assistant Professor

CCPA Social Work

Research Interests

  • Community rehabilitation for offenders with mental illness
  • Neighborhood environment and crime among people with mental illness
  • Health and behavioral health disparities for populations at risk including racial/ethnic minorities and offenders
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Suk-Young (John) Kang

Interim Chair/ Associate Professor

CCPA Social Work

Research Interests

  • depression and health status among Asian immigrant elders
  • family caregiving
  • social justice for immigrants and refugees
  • depression among asian americans
  • geriatric counseling
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Youjung Lee

Associate Professor

CCPA Social Work

Research Interests

  • grandparent-headed intergenerational families
  • interprofessional collaboration in school contexts
  • development of culturally responsive interventions for immigrant family caregivers
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Miesha Marzell

Assistant Professor

CCPA Social Work

Research Interests

  • Substance abuse prevention among racial/ethnic minorities
  • Athlete substance use
  • mental health and wellness
  • Marijuana policy reform
  • Community-based interventions
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to social and behavioral health science research
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Olubunmi Oyewuwo-Gassikia

Assistant Professor

CCPA Social Work

Research Interests

  • Domestic violence
  • Women
  • Immigrant & refugeeĀ health
  • American Muslims
  • Black communities
  • Help- and service-seeking behaviors and outcomes
  • Intersectionality
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