Research Lecture Series
The PhD 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 in which additional training is needed. The overall aim of the series is to enhance the research training of current NYU Silver PhD students.
Presenters at the series include senior Silver School faculty, as well as other renowned researchers from NYU and beyond. Current PhD 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.
2022-23 Virtual Events
Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 1:00-2:30pm ET
THREADING THE NEEDLE TO SUPPORT A RESEARCH AGENDA ON ENDING HOMELESSNESS
Benjamin Henwood, PhD, LCSW
Professor and Director of the Center for Homelessness, Housing and Health Equity Research,
University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Please join Dr. Henwood to discuss how he developed a research agenda focused primarily on addressing homelessness in Los Angeles that has been supported across multiple institutes at the National Institutes of Health (i.e. NIA, NIMH, NIDA), the National Science Foundation, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and several foundations including the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Dr. Henwood will talk about his journey from completing his PhD and post-doc at NYU’s Sliver School of Social Work to navigating tenure and promotion at the University of Southern California. He will discuss the challenges of being a social work scholar and researcher while also wanting to directly impact the lives of people experiencing homelessness.
Benjamin Henwood, PhD, LCSW is a Professor and the Director of the Center for Homelessness, Housing and Health Equity Research at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. He is an expert in health and housing services research whose work connects clinical interventions with social policy. He is a co-author of the book “Housing First,” published by Oxford University Press, and is co-lead for the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare grand challenge to end homelessness. Dr. Henwood’s research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and several Foundations. He has also served as the methodological lead for the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count since 2017, which is the largest unsheltered count in the United States. Dr. Henwood received his MSW in 2004 and PhD in 2011 from NYU’s Silver School of Social Work.