Research News

Immigrants are less likely than US-born individuals to experience mental disorders

By ERIC W. DOLAN @ PsyPost | July 12, 2018 New research provides evidence that immigrants to the United States are far less likely than US-born individuals to experience a number of psychiatric disorders. The study appears in the journal Psychiatry Research. “Over the last several years, my colleagues and I have conducted more than... More

BUSSW faculty roll out groundbreaking addiction training program

Boston University School of Social Work takes over the most recent issue of Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions with a multi-part special feature on the school’s emerging Alcohol and Other Drugs Education Program (ADEP). ADEP, an initiative started in 2017 to promote better education about addiction, provides... More

BUSSW’s Renee Spencer Receives a William T. Grant Research Award

The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to announce that Renee Spencer, Dept. of Human Behavior, School of Social Work, Boston University, is part of a Research Award under the Foundation’s Reducing Inequality focus area, which funds high quality, empirical projects that examine programs, policies, and practices that can reduce... More

BUSSW Professor Hyeouk Chris Hahm’s New Publication Presents Guidelines for Conducting Culturally Relevant and Clinically Effective Intervention with Asian American Families

BUSSW’s Hyeouk Chris Hahm, Associate Professor and Chair of the Social Research Department, recently produced and co-edited her latest publication titled Asian American Parenting: Family Process and Intervention. The text provides social workers, mental health professionals, and practitioners with data-rich guidelines for conducting culturally relevant and clinically effective intervention with... More