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Social Work

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Lisa 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 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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Kim Brimhall

Assistant Professor

CCPA Social Work

Research Interests

  • Inclusive leadership
  • Organizational management
  • Organizational cultures and climates
  • Leadership; diversity; inclusion; and innovation in non-profit and for-profit organizations
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Alana Gunn

Assistant Professor

CCPA Social Work

Research Interests

  • Incarceration and re-entry
  • Social stigma and related substance use disorders
  • mental health and HIV
  • Intersection of mental illness and the criminal justice system
  • Child health risks and parental incarceration
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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

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; Co-director, Institute for Justice and Well-Being

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 & refugee¬†health
  • American Muslims
  • Black communities
  • Help- and service-seeking behaviors and outcomes
  • Intersectionality
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Rahbel Rahman

Assistant Professor

CCPA Social Work

Research Interests

  • studying inter-professional collaborations between social and health providers
  • attributes of patient-centered care
  • development of core competencies for Community Health Workers and front line providers
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Victoria Rizzo

Associate Professor; Department Chair

CCPA Social Work

Research Interests

  • Gerontology
  • health care policy
  • the efficacy and efficiency of social work interventions at the intersection of aging and chronic illness
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Last Updated: 6/4/18