Tenured Faculty

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Contact Information

Yolanda Anyon
Associate Professor
408-924-5800
yolanda.anyon@sjsu.edu

Emily Bruce
Associate Professor
408-924-5810
emily.bruce@sjsu.edu

Ed Cohen
Professor
408-924-5824
edward.cohen@sjsu.edu

Amy D'Andrade
Professor
408-924-5830
amy.d'andrade@sjsu.edu

Sadhna Diwan
Professor
408-924-5839
sadhna.diwan@sjsu.edu

Laurie Drabble
Professor and Associate Dean assigned to CHHS office
laurie.drabble@sjsu.edu

Nicole Dubus
Associate Professor
408-924-5809
nicole.dubus@sjsu.edu

Ruvani Fonseka
Assistant Professor
408-924-5800
ruvani.fonseka@sjsu.edu

Moctezuma Garcia
Assistant Professor
408-924-5800
moctezuma.garcia@sjsu.edu 

Mike Gorman
Associate Professor (Emeritus)
michael.gorman@sjsu.edu

Meekyung Han
Professor
408-924-5825
meekyung.han@sjsu.edu

Peter Allen Lee
Director and Professor
408-924-5850
peter.a.lee@sjsu.edu

Sang E. Lee
Professor
408-924-5815
sang.lee@sjsu.edu

Kathy Lemon 
Associate Professor
408-924-5854
kathy.lemon@sjsu.edu

Migdalia Reyes
Professor
408-924-5468
migdalia.reyes@sjsu.edu

Soma Sen
Professor
408-924-5851
soma.sen@sjsu.edu 

Jack Wall
Professor (Emeritus)
jack.wall@sjsu.edu 

Jennifer Price Wolf 
Associate Professor
408-924-5800
jennifer.wolf@sjsu.edu


Scholarship

Our faculty have wide-ranging research interests in areas such as child welfare, aging, mental health, immigrants and refugees, and health. Their research areas and a link to their websites where more details on their scholarly work and interests can be found, are below.

Name Primary Research Interests
Emily Bruce Child welfare practice and policy, specifically transition age youth leaving out-of-home care. 
Edward Cohen Mental health; international social work and SW education.
Amy D’Andrade Reunification in child welfare practice; service access and service delivery for parents with children in out-of-home care.
Sadhna Diwan

1) Delivery of Health, Mental Health, and Social Services for Frail Older People and their Families (Impact of Dementia & Depression, Needs/ Risk Assessment, Case Management, Resource Allocation and Service Utilization in Long-term Care).

2) Cultural Diversity and Well-being (impact of social integration and social capital on mental and physical health of immigrants).

Laurie Drabble Alcohol and drug issues among marginalized populations of women, with a special focus on sexual minority women's health and collaboration between addiction treatment and child welfare fields
Nicole Dubus The life course experiences of refugees; in particular, factors that create culturally-effective health and behavioral health services to refugees and forced migrants.
Mike Gorman Social Work and health, Global comparative social work human rights, HIV and public health, LGBT populations, qualitative research methods.
Meekyung Han 1) Issues related to mental health and general well-being among Asian Americans; and 2) enhancing culturally sensitive and competent social work practice with Asian populations.
Peter Allen Lee Psychological development and adjustment of Asian Americans, and ethnic groups in the child welfare and mental health systems,  Social work in community settings (i.e., Social Workers in the Library programs),  Social work education,  Leadership discovery
Sang E. Lee Dementia and caregiving in immigrant populations, including dementia knowledge and perceptions, family caregiving, home and community based service utilization, role of culture, and culturally competent research and practice 
Kathy Lemon I am interested in the phenomenon of workplace bullying and mobbing among faculty in higher education. 
Migdalia Reyes Coming soon
Soma Sen Understanding and addressing health disparities among marginalized groups;  HIV/AIDS prevalence among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), both nationally and internationally; social factors (such as race/ethnicity, gender, culture, stigma) that create the differential disease burden in society