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PhD Program Core Faculty

The NYU Silver PhD program is fortunate to have distinguished faculty who contribute to the doctoral program, with diverse research programs from developing evidence-informed clinical interventions to addressing poverty and inequality.

Wen-Jui Han, PhD, MSW
Professor of Social Work and Director, PhD Program; Global Public Health Affiliate Faculty

Areas of Expertise: Poverty and inequality; children’s health - cognitive, socioemotional, and well-being; children of immigrants; child and family policy; parental employment; demography; and policy analysis.
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Jeane Anastas, PhD, LMSW, ACSW
Professor of Social Work

Areas of Expertise: Women's issues, GLBT rights, epistemology and social work science, social work education, and practice research
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Liliana Goldín, PhD
Professor of Social Work; McSilver Faculty Fellow

Areas of Expertise: Global poverty, economic development, indigenous populations, Guatemala, Latin America, and US Latinos.
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Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN, AM, MSN
Professor of Social Work, Global Public Health and Nursing; Pilot and Mentoring Core Director, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research; and Director/Founder, Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health

Areas of Expertise: Role of families in promoting adolescent health, with a special focus on preventing HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancies; parent-adolescent communication; intervention research; HIV prevention; and alcohol and drug use
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James Jaccard, PhD
Professor of Social Work

Areas of Expertise: Attitude theory and decision making, adolescent problem behaviors, parent-adolescent communication, psychometrics, linear and non-linear modeling, and theory construction
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Michael A. Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH
McSilver Professor of Poverty Studies; Director, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research

Areas of Expertise: Child and adolescent mental health services research; adolescent depression; school mental health; adolescent risk behaviors
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Jennifer Manuel, PhD, LMSW
Assistant Professor; Faculty Affiliate, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research

Areas of Expertise: Co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, integrated behavioral health systems and services, services and intervention research, and implementation research
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Michelle R. Munson, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor of Social Work, Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health; Faculty Fellow Faculty Fellow; McSilver Faculty Fellow

Areas of Expertise: Mental health services and interventions research; influence of adult role models; service use decisions; and transition to adulthood among vulnerable populations
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Deborah Padgett, PhD, MPH
Professor of Social Work; McSilver Faculty Fellow

Areas of Expertise: Homeless adults with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders; qualitative and mixed methods; mental health services research; cancer prevention and control.
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Jerome Wakefield, PhD, DSW
University Professor; Professor of Social Work; Professor of the Conceptual Foundations of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine; Affiliate Faculty and Advisory Board Member, NYU Center for Bioethics; Affiliate Faculty, NYU Center for Ancient Studies

Areas of Expertise: Conceptual foundations of clinical theory, philosophy of psychopathology, psychiatric epidemiology of depression, integrative clinical theory, Freud studies
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