Faculty Scholarship

The faculty in the School of Social Work are engaged in various research projects and scholarly activities.

Published Works

Dr. Sang Lee

Casado, B. L., Hong, M., & Lee, S. E. (2017). Attitudes toward Alzheimer's care-seeking among Korean Americans: Effect of knowledge, stigma and subjective norms. The Gerontologist. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnw253


Lee, S. E., & Casado, B. L. (2017). Knowledge of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) among Vietnamese Americans and Correlates of their AD Knowledge. Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301217691616


Hong, M., Casado, B. L., & Lee, S. E. (2018. The Intention to Discuss Advance Care Planning in the Context of Alzheimer's Disease Among Korean Americans. The Gerontologist. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnx211



Dr. Meekyung Han

Han, M., Diwan, S., & Sun, K. (In press). Cultural values and caregiving
burden: A comparative exploration among Chinese American and European American family caregivers of persons with mental illness. Transcultural Psychiatry.


Han, M., Diwan, S., Chang, M., Comfort, K., & Forward, K. (In press).
Caregiving burden and self-care among European-American and Chinese-American family caregivers of people with mental illness, Journal of Family Studies.


Han, M., Cao, L., & Anton, K. (2015). Exploring the role of ethnic media and the community readiness to combat stigma attached to mental illness among Vietnamese immigrants: The Pilot project Tam An (Inner Peace in Vietnamese), Community Mental Health Journal. 51(1), 63-70.


Han, M., Cha, R., Lee, H., & Lee, S. (2017). Mental health stigma among Korean immigrants: Role of culture and de-stigmatization strategies. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 8(2), 134-141.



Dr. Amy D’Andrade

D’Andrade, A., Simon, J.D., Fabella, D., Castillo, L., Mejia, C., & Shuster, D. (2017). The California Linkages Program: Doorway to housing support for child welfare-involved parents.  American Journal of Community Psychology, 60(102), 125-133.



Dr. Laurie Drabble

Drabble, L., Haun, L., Kushins, H, Cohen, E. (2016) Measuring client satisfaction and engagement: The role of a Mentor Parent Program in Family Drug Treatment Court. Juvenile & Family Court Journal, 61 (1), 19-32.


Drabble, L., Jones, S., & Brown, V. (2013). Advancing Trauma-Informed Systems Change in a Family Drug Treatment Court Context. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 13(1), 91-113.



Dr. Soma Sen

Sen, S., Ta Park, V., Arevalo, M., Kim, S., Nguyen, D. (2017). Exploring micro-, mezzo, and macro factors impacting HIV testing behaviors among Asian American and Pacific Islanders. In (eds). Asian Americans: Their Voices and Lived Experiences. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.


Sen, S., Kim, S.Y., Nguyen, H., Aguilar, J. (2016) HIV testing among AAPI: A review of literature and implications for practice. Journal of Social Work in Public Health, 32(1), 11-29. https://doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2016.1173612.


Sen, S. & Aguilar, J. "Social Work's contribution to understanding HIV-Related Stigma among AAPIs". Presented at the 61st Annual Conference, Council on Social Work Education, October 2015. Denver, Colorado.


Sen, S., Ta Park, V., Kim. S., Nguyen, D., & Arevalo, M. “Exploring the impact of HIV related stigma on HIV testing behaviors among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders”. Presented at the International AIDS Conference, 2014. Melbourne, Australia.



Dr. Sadhna Diwan

Diwan, S., Chang, M, Bajpai, S.  (2017). "Implementing Multidisciplinary Wellness Programs in Subsidized Housing: University-Community Partnerships." Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 32(1), 39-57. https://doi.org/10.1080/02763893.2017.1393486


Diwan, S., Perdue, M., Lee, S., & Grossman, B. (2016). Health Promotion Practice and Interprofessional Education in Aging: Senior Wellness Fairs. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. Apr-Jun; 37(2):145-66. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2015.1005290 (Epub 2015 Jan 26).



Dr. Ed Cohen

Cohen, E. (2017). Personal reflection and experience of a Fulbright Scholar: Teaching a mental health course in Vietnam’s changing culture. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 36, 636-647. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2017.1337737;


Cohen, E. (2016). Prevention strategies and mental health in Vietnam. Vietnam National University Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2, 508-518.



Dr. Nicole Dubus

Dubus, N (2017). Integration or building resilience: What should the goal be in refugee resettlement? Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15562948.2017.1358409.


Dubus, N. & Leboeuf, H. (in press, 2018). A qualitative study examining the perceived effectiveness of refugee services by consumers, providers, and interpreters" in Transcultural Psychiatry.

Dubus, N. (in press, 2018). Family resilience during resettlement: A comparative study of two Syrian families resettled in an arctic nation. Journal of Family Social Work. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10522158.2017.1410269