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Mental Health, Trauma, and Violence Prevention

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
  Caitlin Elsaesser, PhD
Assistant Professor
Evaluating the developmental impact of childhood violence exposure and victimization over their life course
 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
 Linda K. Frisman, PhD Linda K. Frisman, PhD (DMHAS)
Research Professor
Behavioral Health & Criminal Justice; Homelessness and Housing; Psychological Trauma; Gun Laws
 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
 Alex Gitterman Alex Gitterman, EdD
Health and Mental Health; Social Work Practice; Group Work
Nina Heller Nina Rovinelli Heller, PhD
Clinical Social Work; Social Work Practice & Theory; Suicide; Teaching & Social Work; Psychosocial Aspects of Mental Illness
 Hsiu-Ju Lin, PhD Hsiu-Ju Lin, PhD
Associate Research Professor
DMHAS EQMI Unit Senior Staff
Research Method and Statistics Modeling Related to Longitudinal Studies; Multilevel Modeling/Hierarchal Linear Models; Structural Equal Modeling; Mental Health and Addiction Problems; Health Psychology; Culture Differences in Preventive Health Behaviors
 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
 Ellen Smith, PhD Ellen Smith, PhD
Associate Extension Professor
HIV/AIDS; Mental Health and Psychosocial Issues Related to Women’s Health; Postpartum Mental Health; Trauma; Feminist Theory; Integration of Theory and Practice
 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