Taryn Lindhorst, PhD, LCSW, is the Carol LaMare Associate Professor of Social Work. Prior to receiving her doctorate in 2001, Dr. Lindhorst spent 15 years providing social work services in public health settings in New Orleans, Louisiana. She worked as an in-patient social worker, hospice social worker, bereavement counselor and volunteer manager; and as a manager of social work services in the HIV Outpatient Program at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. This work led her to focus broadly on issues of social justice and inequality, health care systems, violence against women and end-of-life care.
Dr. Lindhorst uses both quantitative and qualitative methods in her work as a mixed methods scholar. Her research has been honored with three national awards, and has been funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Justice. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
As the Carol LaMare Associate Professor, Dr. Lindhorst leads an oncology social work program, which supports student training and research opportunities. Dr. Lindhorst is also the concentration chair for the School's health practice sequence. She teaches MSW level advanced practice in health care settings and doctoral level interpretive/qualitative research methods. Currently, she is the faculty sponsor for Social Work Q—a LGBTQ student group.