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Laurie  Drabble

Drabble, Laurie

Professor,  School of Social Work
Project Director,  Social Work - Foundation

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(408) 924-5836



  • Doctorate, Social Welfare
    Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, California, United States, 2001
  • Master of Public Health
    Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, California, United States, 1998
  • Master of Social Work
    CSU-Long Beach, 1994


Dr. Laurie Drabble received a BA in Social work at California State University, Los Angeles and a Masters in Social Work at California State University, Long Beach. She is former Executive Director of the California Women´s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Dependencies and has worked statewide and nationally as an organizational consultant providing a wide range of technical assistance and training services related to women´s alcohol and drug issues, alcohol/drug prevention strategies, strategic planning, and non-profit management. She returned to school to earn a Ph.D. in Social Welfare and a Masters in Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.

Among other activities, Dr. Drabble serves as an Affiliate Associate Scientist with the Alcohol Research Group (ARG) in Berkeley, California and is a member of the California Women´s Health Survey Committee of the California Department of Health Services. Her research focuses on understanding alcohol and drug-related problems among women.

Selected publications include:

Drabble, L. (2011). Advancing collaborative practice between substance abuse treatment and child welfare fields: What helps and hinders the process? Administration in Social Work, 35, 88-106.

Drabble, L. (2007). Pathways to collaboration: Exploring values and collaborative practice between child welfare and substance abuse treatment fields. Child Maltreatment, 12(1), 31-42.

Midanik, L.T., Drabble, L., & Trocki, K, Sell, R. (2006). Sexual orientation and alcohol use: Identity versus behavior measures. Journal of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Research, 3(1), 25-35.

Drabble, L. (2006). Alcohol Consumption Among Adult Women: Findings from the California Women’s Health Survey, 1997 – 2002. In Women’s Health: Findings from the California Women’s Health Survey, 1997-2003 (pp. 3-1–3-6). Sacramento, CA: California Department of Health Services.

Drabble, L., Midanik, L. T., & Trocki, K. (2005). Reports of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems among homosexual, bisexual and heterosexual respondents: Results from the 2000 National Alcohol Survey. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 66, 111-120.

Trocki, K, Drabble, L., & Midanik, L. T. (2005). Use of heavier drinking contexts among heterosexuals, homosexuals and bisexuals: Results from a national household probability survey. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 66, 105-110.