Faculty members in the School of Social Work produce research and scholarship that contributes to social work's knowledge base and promotes individual, family, organizational, community and policy responses. Research strengths include aging, child welfare, family support, health disparities, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, mental health and substance abuse.

Research labs

Aging and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Lab

The lab studies aging in persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the U.S. and Ireland.

Behavioral Health Disparities and Immigrant Families Lab

Research in this lab centers on the behavioral health and well-being of immigrant children and families.

Child Health Equity Lab

This lab promotes the health and well-being of underserved communities by studying interventions that optimize growth in early childhood.

Disparities and Inequities in HIV/AIDS Research Lab

This lab seeks to enhance evidence-based interventions and policies in clinical and community settings to reduce health disparities.

Evidence-based Health Promotion Lab

This lab addresses integrated, person-driven evidence-based health and wellness offerings and consults on the implementation of aging-related programming.

Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN)

The FRPN conducts and promotes programs serving low-income fathers and disseminates findings that lead to effective fatherhood practice and evaluation research.

Intimate Partner Violence Lab

This lab's research focuses on individuals’ experiences with, and system responses to, intimate partner violence.

Pediatric Obesity, Chronic Illness, and Maternal and Child Health Lab

Research in this lab examines the social determinants of pediatric obesity and the factors that influence adverse outcomes in early childhood.

TUFCCC/HC Cancer Partnership

The TUFCCC/HC Cancer Partnership facilitates the professional enrichment of students and junior investigators underrepresented in cancer research.

Violence Against Women and Children Lab

The research goal of this lab is to develop measures and interventions to support the mental and physical health of survivors of interpersonal violence.