University of Connecticut

Salome Raheim, Ph.D.

Dean Salome Raheim
Salome Raheim, PhD, ACSW, is Dean and Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and is Co-director of the Bioscience CT Health Disparities Institute. She is Principal Investigator of the School’s Title IV-A, Department of Social Services Agreement, a five year $44.0 million contract. Previously, she has served as Principal Investigator of studies funded by the U.S. Department of Justice—Office of Victims of Crimes and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—Administration for Children and Families.

Dean Raheim’s scholarship and teaching include increasing cultural competence to improve quality and effectiveness of health care and human services, as well as integrative mind-body-spirit approaches to health and healing. Nationally and internationally, she has served as a trainer and consultant to educational institutions, health and human service organizations and businesses to increase their ability to work effectively in the context of diversity.

Dean Raheim holds several national leadership positions, including National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work Board of Directors, Council on Social Work Education National Nominating Committee, and Corporate Board of Directors, Women and Social Work, Inc., sponsor of the Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work. She is a New York Academy of Medicine Leadership in Aging Academy Fellow.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Dean Raheim holds the PhD in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa, the Master of Social Work from Catholic University of America, and the Bachelor of Social Work from Bowie State University, a historically black college. After more than 20 years as a faculty member and academic leader at the University of Iowa, Dean Raheim began her tenure as dean at UConn in 2008.

Research Interests

Cultural Competence
Social Justice
Human Rights
Social and Economic Development
Organization and Community Practice

Curriculum Vitae

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