We share common aspirations to enhance research that has measurable community and social justice impact, and that meaningfully engages the communities and vulnerable populations whose well-being our research strives to improve. Given the University of Illinois prominence as one of the greatest information and technology research universities in the world, we likewise value our opportunity to be national leaders in bringing new technologies to social work research and interventions.
Our diverse and dedicated faculty members are award-winning experts in the field of social work, who are developing and disseminating knowledge that contributes to responsive social welfare policies, programs, and practices, holding advanced degrees in social work, law, business, public health, psychology, and public administration. We are passionate about the students we teach.
Areas of Research
Explore our researchers’ areas of expertise, from aging and health disparities to trauma.
See a comprehensive list of grant-funded research projects led by our esteemed faculty.
Our two centers serve as hubs for collaboration using sophisticated quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods data collection and analysis.
Students at every level have the opportunity to conduct research and partner with faculty.
Learn more about highlighted research projects featuring School of Social Work faculty.