May 20, 2021

Indigenous health scholar Michelle Johnson-Jennings joins School faculty

Dr. Michelle Johnson-Jennings, Choctaw Nation-enrolled tribal member, joins the School of Social Work June 1 as professor and director of the division of environmentally based health and land-based healing at the School’s Indigenous Wellness Research Institute.

May 17, 2021

SDRG looks at ways to prevent opioid dependence among incarcerated youth

The School of Social Work’s Social Development Research Group is conducting a two-year pilot project to address the rising opioid epidemic among youth and young adults, especially those in juvenile-justice settings.

May 6, 2021

Impact of COVID-19 on pre-tenure track scholars; May 27 webinar explores issue

Non-tenured university faculty are facing exceptional challenges, perhaps particularly distinctive for schools of social work, according to new research by Associate Dean and Professor Paula Nurius and Emerita Professor and Dean Nancy Hooyman.

May 3, 2021

Latino Center for Health finds COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy low among Latinos but access remains a concern

A new survey conducted by the Latino Center for Health found that nearly two-thirds of Latinos/Hispanics are willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 but that access to the vaccine continues to be problematic.

April 27, 2021

Study focuses on role health professionals may play in the legal process to restrict firearm access

A new study in the Journal of the Society for Social Work & Research examines the role of healthcare and social work professionals when faced with a court order to restrict an individual’s access to firearms.