Research interests

Emilia Martinez-Brawley
Distinguished Community Service Scholar

  • Social service delivery in rural areas
  • Intercultural issues and different ways of understanding

Natasha Mendoza
Assistant Professor

Jill Messing
Associate Professor

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Risk assessment
  • Evidence based practice
  • The creation and testing of services for victims of intimate partner violence that are delivered in non-traditional formats 

Felicia Mitchell
Assistant Professor
  • health and well-being of Indigenous peoples, particularly in relation to health disparities/inequities
  • social and environmental determinants of health, and health policy
  • community-based participatory research
  • cultural competency
  • macro social work practice
  • racial and ethnic diversity in social work education

Maria Napoli
Associate Professor

  • Integrative Health
  • Mindfulness
  • Native American wellness
  • Advanced Clinical Practice

Hyunsung Oh
Assistant Professor
  • Depression
  • Chronic illness and co-morbidity
  • Social relation and self-care behaviors/disease control
  • Patient-centered medical home
  • Federally qualified health centers
  • Active duty military and veterans

Stephanie Lechuga Pena
Assistant Professor
  • academic achievement for children and youth
  • parental engagement
  • concentrated poverty in communities
  • mental health and well-being of children and youth

Lauren Reed
Asst Professor

Dominique Roe-Sepowitz
Director, Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research (STIR) & Associate Professor

  • Human sex trafficking with juveniles and adults
  • Juvenile delinquency and homicide, arson and domestic violence
  • Mental health treatment with juveniles and adults addressing trauma symptoms and self-esteem
  • Incarcerated women and youth and their traumatic experiences
  • PTSD, self harm/self mutilation
  • Developing new and innovative programs to address the mental health needs of at-risk women

Elizabeth Segal

  • Poverty
  • Social empathy
  • Social inequality
  • Social welfare policy
  • Social justice
  • Impact of policies and programs on disenfranchised populations

Michael Shafer
Director, Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy & Professor

  • Effectiveness of telemedicine in training substance abuse counselors;
  • Effectiveness of mental health courts
  • Organizational and patient level mechanisms affecting implementation of Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Implementation or substance abuse treatment services within correctional and child welfare systems

Katie Stalker
Assistant Professor
  • Risk and protective factors associated with youth development
  • Adolescent aggression, prevention and intervention
  • Culturally diverse adolescents

Miguel Vieyra
Asc Dir + Clin Asc Profr MY

Karin Wachter
Assistant Professor
  • Forced migration
  • Violence against women
  • Social support
  • International social work

Lela Williams
Associate Professor & Tucson Campus Program Coordinator

  • Adolescent romantic relationships and teen dating violence
  • Adolescent substance use
  • School-based interventions
  • Parenting adolescents
  • Mexican American youth

James Herbert Williams
Director, Arizona Centennial Professor, Interim Director Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center
  • Global practice
  • Community practice
  • Sustainable development
  • Child welfare
  • Youth development
  • Race and gender disparities
  • Health equity

Qi Wu
Asst Professor

Shiyou Wu
Assistant Professor
  • Social determinants of health among children and youth
  • Social interventions to reduce health disparities 
  • Social Welfare
  • Poverty
  • International Social Work

Paz Zorita
Associate Professor

  • Social work education
  • Language and social work
  • Social work ethics