CSSW Faculty, Students Set to Present at Research Conference

January 14, 2021 @ 5:04 pm

The School’s research expertise will be highlighted at the annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, being held in the third week of January.

Twelve faculty members and seven students will participate in presentations, panels, and related events at the 25th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), to be held virtually January 19–22. This year’s conference theme is “Social Work for Social Change.”

In addition, Maurice V. Russell Professor Ronald Mincy will be presented with the 2021 SSWR Social Policy Researcher Award for his outstanding contributions to the study of social policy over his extended career, with attention to the plight of uneducated young Black men and other vulnerable populations. He is to receive the award at the Fellows and Awards Presentations & Membership Meeting, to take place virtually on Thursday, January 21, 2:30–3:30 p.m. EST.

SSWR, founded in 1993, is a non‐profit, professional organization for social work researchers. The society supports an international membership of social workers, social welfare professionals, social work students, social work faculty and researchers in related fields.

The Annual Conference offers a scientific program that reflects a broad range of research interests, from workshops on the latest quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to symposia featuring studies in child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. In a typical year, it offers over five hundred symposia, workshops, roundtables, and paper and poster presentations.

The gathering also comprises pre-conference programs, workshops on research methods and grant-writing skills, sessions on capacity building and research priorities that target cutting-edge topics, and networking opportunities for doctoral students.

See below for a schedule of presentations by faculty, PhD students, and one MSW student of the Columbia School of Social Work.

January 19
7:00 AM - 11:55 PMWelfare Entry and Exit during Economic Recession: Impact on Private Education Service Use in South KoreaSam Han, Doctoral Student, Columbia University, New York, NY
7:00 AM - 11:55 PMThe Effect of Human Capital on the Economic Adjustment of North Korean Defectors: Focused on the Gender Differentiated EffectSam Han, Doctoral Student, Columbia University, New York, NY
12:00 PM - 2:00 PMInfluencing Policy at the Local, State and National LevelsCharles Lewis, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University
12:00 PM - 4:00 PMSocial work research and technology: leveraging AI, topic modeling and community-based methods for research on human services, violence, and griefDesmond Patton, PhD, MSW, Columbia University; Courtney Cogburn, PhD, Columbia University
January 20
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMCalling out: The Impact of Paid Sick Leave Mandates on Worker AbsenteeismMeredith Slopen, MSW, Columbia University
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMControlling Images and Sexual Agency: An Intersectional Approach to Unpacking Sexual Health Experiences Jalana Harris, PhD, Columbia
2:45 PM - 3:45 PMInvited Symposium I: Research with Latinx communities in Social Work: Challenges and OpportunitiesCarmela Alcántara, PhD, Columbia Universty
6:30 PM - 7:30 PMRCDC I: How to Mentor Doctoral Students Courtney Cogburn, PhD, Columbia University
January 21
1:15 PM - 2:15 PMIndividual, Housing Development, and Neighborhood-Level Predictors of Health Behaviors Among Public Housing Residents Margaret Thomas, PhD, Columbia University
2:45 PM - 3:45 PMBidirectional Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Sexual Risk Among Justice Involved Couples: Implications for Including IPV in HIV InterventionsDawn Goddard-Eckrich, EdD, Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMReconceptualizing Historical Trauma: An Integrative Perspective for African Americans Chelsea Allen, MSW, Columbia University
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMCentering Mental Health for Social Change: A Multi-Country Initiative Advancing Evidence-Informed Research and Programming with Syrian Refugees and Service Providers in Jordan and TurkeyJennifer Hartmann, MSSA, Columbia University; Anindita Dasgupta, PhD, Columbia University; Mohamad Adam Brooks, MSW, Columbia University
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMImmigration, Acculturation, and Racial DiscriminationNeeraj Kaushal, PhD, Columbia University
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMAssessment in Correctional SettingsCraig Schwalbe, PhD, Columbia University
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMUnderstanding Effectiveness and Participant Experiences of a Peer-Led Healthy Lifestyle Intervention for People with Serious Mental IllnessAna Stefancic, PhD, Columbia University
6:15 PM - 7:30 PMMeet the ScientistCourtney Cogburn, PhD, Columbia University
January 22
1:15 PM - 2:15 PMLatinxs Thriving in Academia: Increasing Latinx Representation and Retention in Social Work Higher Education ProgramsLuciana Giorgio, MSW, Columbia University; Sarah Valentina Diaz, MSW, Columbia University; Carmela Alcántara, PhD, Columbia University
1:15 PM - 2:15 PMHIV/AIDS 1Alissa Davis, PhD, Columbia University; Susan Witte, PhD, LCSW, Columbia University
3:45 PM - 4:45 PMThe Association between Neighborhood Social Cohesion and Sleep in Latinos, As Moderated By Nativity Status and English Language ProficiencySarah Valentina Diaz, MSW, Columbia University