Dr. Patrice Sentino is a Lecturer at the Columbia School of School of Social Work.  She holds a DSW from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a MSW from Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) School of Social Work.  Her teaching expertise is in clinical and community practice, foundations of social work practice, social policy and advocacy, organizational theory, and human behavior.  Dr. Sentino dedicates her time to assist individuals within the community distressed by mental illness and emotional disturbance to work towards achieving their hopes, dreams, and quality of life goals.  Dr. Sentino’s research is theory-driven and results in strategies for promoting behavioral and social functioning for high-risk populations of youth and mental health for children and families.  She applies theoretical frameworks using analytics grounded in social welfare to solve complex problems related to personal and organizational development, social policy and social programs.