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Research

Generating New Knowledge and Enriching Lives

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work has a rich history of research that is embedded and tested within Los Angeles communities, and implemented throughout the world. We are committed to supporting faculty, postdocs and PhD students engaged in finding advanced solutions to the most challenging social problems.

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Funded Projects

From improving local child welfare systems to addressing climate change, our research and partnerships are pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge.

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Faculty Publications

Latest peer-reviewed publications by faculty and year.

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Our Research Centers

Dedicated to advancing education, awareness and policy on the most critical issues facing individuals and society.

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Research Administration

Faculty resource portal for proposals, funding opportunities, policies and procedures, training and much more.

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Research News

Faculty in the Media

Ben Henwood, professor, featured on NBC News about the development of the PATHS survey and using smartphones to better understand LA's homeless crisis

January 16, 2023

B.K. Elizabeth Kim, associate professor, featured in The Nation on the first guaranteed income pilot program in Los Angeles, BIG:LEAP

January 23, 2023

Maria P. Aranda, professor, featured in the New York Times on how to have conversations about caregiving

January 19, 2023

Lawrence Palinkas, professor, featured on Yahoo News on how the California oil spill could take emotional toll

October 7, 2021

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