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Diversity and Cultural Competence

Faculty Research Interests
 Megan Berthold S. Megan Berthold, PhD
Associate Professor
Torture; Health and Mental Health Outcomes in Cambodian Refugees; Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Immigrants; Human Rights and Social Work; International Social Work; Health Disparities; mHealth
 Antonia Cordero Antonia Cordero, DSW
Associate Professor
Cultural Competence in Latino/a Studies and Practice; Child Welfare; Mental Health; Substance Abuse; Domestic Violence; Anti-violence Education; Leadership Development; Scholarship of Teaching
 Michael Fendrich, PhD Michael Fendrich, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
Epidemiology of Substance Use in the Community; Measurement of “Sensitive Behavior”; Understanding the Links Between Substance Use and Sexual Risk Behavior Among MSM; Design and Evaluation of Interventions for Substance Use and Related Risk Behaviors
 Dr. Ann-Marie Garran Ann Marie Garran, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Associate Professor
Culturally Responsive Social Work Practice; Mental Health Concerns of Urban, At-Risk Adolescents; Social Work Field Supervision; Developing & Enhancing Inclusive Approaches to Social Work Pedagogy; Anti-Oppression Work, Particularly Anti-Racism
 Dr. Kathryn Libal Kathryn R. Libal, PhD
Associate Professor
Human Rights and Social Work; International Social Work; Social Welfare and the State; Women and Children’s Rights Movement; Middle East and Central Asia; Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Migrant Workers
 Catherine Medina Catherine Medina, PhD
Associate Professor
Predictors of HIV Testing for Low-Income Women of Color; Health/Mental Health Intervention Research; Integration of Mental Health Practices in After School Programs; Aging; Assessing Clinical Competencies in Field Education; Enhancing Cultural Competencies in Mental Health Policy/Practice
 Louise Simmons Louise Simmons, PhD
Urban Politics and Policy; Community Organization; Urban Issues; Welfare Policy; Economic Rights and Labor; The Impact of Welfare Policy Changes; Labor and Social Work; Community-Labor Partnerships
 Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, PhD Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, PhD
Associate Professor
Effects of Racism and Discrimination on Access to Health/Mental Health Care; Cultural Competence/Systems of Service Delivery; Cross-racial Dialogue
 Cristina Wilson Cristina Wilson, PhD
Associate Professor
Latino Families and Parenting in at Risk Environments; Substance Use for Latino Youths and Adults; Intervention and Prevention Programs for Substance Use; Teen Pregnancy Prevention; Fathers in the Latino Community; Family Mechanisms and Factors That Play a Role in at Risk Behaviors; Children, Youth, and Adults with Disabilities