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Research Lecture Series

The Doctoral Program Research Lecture Series (DPRLS) is a unique learning opportunity that emphasizes the acquisition of specific research knowledge, skills, and competencies. With its academic focus, the lecture series exposes doctoral students to a range of substantive, methodological, and statistical topics identified by doctoral students themselves as areas where additional training is needed. The overall aim of the DPRLS is to enhance the research training of current Silver School of Social Work doctoral students while also providing early research opportunities to other NYU graduate students.

Presenters at the series include senior NYU Silver faculty as well as other renowned researchers from NYU and beyond. Current doctoral students may also present their research through “science chats,” allowing them to contribute to the DPRLS while gaining valuable presentation experience. DPRLS workshops are offered during the fall and spring semesters.

Academic Year 2016-2017, the PhD Program welcomed the following guest speakers:

Dr. Frank Hernandez - Annette and Harold Simmons Centennial Chair in Education Policy and Leadership at Southern Methodist University; Associate Dean in the Simmons School of Education & Human Development.

Talk Title: "Latina/o Leadership for Social Justice and Other Theoretical Considerations When Conducting Research with Latino Communities"

Dr. Ramesh Raghavan - Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the School of Social Work at Rutgers, New Brunswick. 

Talk Title: "Mental Health Services and Constructing a Research Agenda"

Dr. Lawrence Yang - Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at NYU- College of Global Public Health.

Talk Title: Culture, Stigma and Global Mental Health: The Effects of Early Identification and Context on Psychosis

Dr. Susan Lambert - Associate Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, and co-Director of the Employment Instability, Family Well-Being, and Social Policy Scholars Network (EINet)

Talk Title: “Inequality at Work: Problematic Scheduling Practices in Hourly Jobs

Linda Mills Speaking