Research in these areas includes topics related to access to health services, pregnancy prevention, suicide intervention, social programs and their impact on health, substance abuse treatment models and outcomes, issues of ethics and consent, the social dimensions of disability, social service delivery and empowerment, and policy and practice implications for working with persons with mental illness and disability.

Faculty Specializing in this Area

Megan Gilster

Megan E. Gilster, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
PhD Program Director
May Guo

May Guo, Ph.D., FGSA

Associate Professor
Miriam Landsman, PhD: Middle aged white woman with brown hair in a pink shirt

Miriam Landsman, Ph.D.

Director, School of Social Work
Associate Professor
Executive Director, National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice
Co-Director, Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation
Nadia Sabbagh

Nadia Sabbagh Steinberg, L.M.S.W., Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Coordinator for Aging and Longevity Studies Program
Christopher Veeh

Christopher A. Veeh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor