Social Welfare

Lonnie R. Snowden


Lonnie R. Snowden is Professor in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, with joint appointments in the School of Public Health and in the Department of Psychology. He is Director of the U.C. Berkeley-U.C.S.F. Center for Mental Health Services Research, and has served on numerous review and advisory committees for the National Institutes of Mental Health and Drug Abuse.

Kurt Organista


A leading expert on social work practice within the Latino community, Dr. Organista’s research focuses on psychosocial problems within the Chicano and Latino communities, acculturation and adjustment of ethnic minorities to American societies, minority mental health, cognitive behavioral therapy, depression in Latinos and HIV prevention with Mexican migrant laborers/Latinos.

Rucker Johnson


Rucker C. Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His graduate and postdoctoral training is in labor and health economics. He received his Ph.D. in economics in 2002 from the University of Michigan and was the recipient of three national dissertation awards. Johnson was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy from 2002 to 2004. His work considers the role of poverty and inequality in affecting life chances.

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