Virtual Showcase Series: USC Military and Veterans Programs

“How Military Social Work is Addressing Critical Needs of Veterans and Families in Today’s Environment”


July 8, 2020

Jennifer Chung-Vanzini
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Join professors Carl Castro and Sara Kintzle as they showcase the USC Military Veterans Program at the USC School of Social work and discuss the critical needs veterans and families are facing in today's environment. 

Carl Castro
Carl A. Castro is a Professor in the USC Suzanne Dworak Peck School of Social Work and the Director of the Military and Veterans Programs. Dr. Castro is widely recognized as a leading military health theorist and researcher. A retired Colonel, Castro served 33 years in the U.S. Army and served in a variety of research and leadership positions, including as director of the Military Operational Medicine Research Program, Headquarters, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland. Castro has completed two tours in Iraq, as well as peacekeeping missions to Saudi Arabia, Bosnia and Kosovo. Dr. Castro has received significant Department of Defense funding throughout his career and has extensive experience in coordinating such efforts. He has authored more than 150 scientific articles and reports in numerous research areas. His current research efforts focus on assessing the effects of combat and operations tempo (OPTEMPO) on soldier, family, and unit readiness, and evaluating the process of service members’ transition into the military, as well as from military back to civilian life.

Sara Kintzle
Sara Kintzle is an Associate Research Professor in the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Military and Veterans Programs, where she also serves as the Deputy Director. Since joining USC in 2013, Dr. Kintzle has earned a reputation as an emerging national and international leader on issues related to military service. She has focused on building an expertise in the life experiences of individuals who have served in the military with particular emphasis on transition from active duty to civilian life. Dr. Kintzle has served principal or co-principal investigator on eight research grants and four community/academic projects through federal, corporation and foundation funding. She has authored over 40 manuscripts and 60 conference presentations.