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Jeffrey Jin, MSW, ACSW

  • Lecturer, MSW Program

Jeff holds his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, his MSW, and by Spring 2018 will have earned his DSW all respectively from Penn. Originally from Vermont, he has lived, studied, and worked in the Delaware Valley for the past 25 years. His first post-MSW position was in an outpatient psychosocial rehab with people living with HIV and a mental health diagnosis with many also in recovery from substance abuse. After several years he moved to Southern New Jersey and began work in a healthcare system where he now serves as Lead Social Worker for Renal Services. Jeff joined his health system’s Executive Diversity Council several years into his employment and has become a speaker on LGBT Healthcare issues in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and Canada.

He served as a Teaching Assistant at SP2 before becoming an adjunct faculty in Sociology at The College of New Jersey and in Anthropology at Camden County College. Jeff completed his Penn DSW dissertation on the Clinical Significance of Companion Animals for LGBT+ Youth where he used Self Psychology and Attachment Theory as clinical lenses for his qualitative research. In Fall 2017, Jeff had the privilege of presenting his research for the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s National Conference in Philadelphia, at the Translating Identify Conference at the University of Vermont, and at the IVYQ Conference at Yale.

SP2 News

Faculty & Research, Global Engagement

International Experts Assemble to Examine, Investigate Public Health and Epidemics

On May 13 and 14, Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, and other international scholars and public health experts will assemble in...

Students from the MSSP 797 course in Havana, with instructor Azahara Palomeque

Student Life, Global Engagement

Social Issues Through a Global Lens: SP2 Students Reflect on Their Immersion Experience in Cuba

For students in the Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), having both a...

Faculty & Research

National Survey Examines Emergency Department Management of Deliberate Self-Harm

How routinely do emergency room staff members properly provide help to individuals who present for self-harm? Do they appropriately assess...

SP2 Student Emily Berkowitz presents at the APPAM Student Conference

Student Life

Students Present Policy Research on Housing, Immigration, Harassment

Four students from the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) shared their research across a wide range of...

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