Research

The Silver School’s faculty is well known for its quality and diversity of research and for examining society’s most pressing problems.

Leaders in the field of social work, Silver School faculty members are creating knowledge for the future of the profession. Faculty research spans a range of topics, but the School is particularly well known for its innovative work around poverty; children, youth, and families; and mental health and clinical science. Faculty members address issues in New York and the United States, but they also conduct work farther from home—challenges facing the indigenous people of Guatemala, conducting community needs assessments in the Philippines, and the influence of tourism on HIV-risk behavior in the Dominican Republic. The School has a strong program in global social work. In addition, the School’s research centers and institutes foster and disseminate research targeted at issues important to social work. The School is home to the only centralized web resource covering professional news and new scholarship from around the world, Information for Practice.