School of Social Work Experts
Associate Professor, School of Social Work
+1 512 475 9367
Expertise: Pediatric palliative and end-of-life care, grief and loss, childhood cancer survivors, adolescent and young adult oncology, parenting interventions in pediatrics, hope and resiliency, inter-professional education, integrated behavioral health, medical ethics, international social work
Senior Research Professor, Center for Social Work Research, School of Social Work
+1 512 232 0610
Expertise: Substance abuse trends and patterns, U.S./Mexico border; use and abuse of methamphetamine, party drugs, methadone and other opiate drugs; impaired driving programs; and abuse of prescription drugs.
Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work
+1 512 471 0551
Expertise: Open adoptions, outcomes for birthmothers, adoptive parents and adopted children, trans-racial adoptions, family preservation, special needs adoptions, post adoption services, female sexual abuse perpetrators, racial identity issues, adolescent pregnancy, effectiveness of residential treatment services, adoption, same-sex couples
Professor, School of Social Work
+1 512 471 0512, +1 512 232 7062
Expertise: Dr. Springer has conducted research funded by various sources, including the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, and the RGK Foundation. His research focuses on the reform of juvenile justice systems and the delivery of community-based services with youth.