AREAS OF RESEARCH
Health Equity, Mental Health & Aging
SP2 Labs and Faculty seek to understand diverse social and environmental factors affecting health and well-being within underserved populations, geriatric patients, individuals with mental illness, and those at elevated risk for disease.
Health Equity Lab
Tamara J. Cadet, PhD, LICSW, MPH
Associate Professor; PhD, Simmons College. Health social work; health literacy; shared-decision-making; social determinants of health; evidence-based health promotion interventions in the community; facilitators and barriers to reducing disparities in preventative health behaviors; advancing health equity; health care service utilization among vulnerable populations with a focus on oncology and gerontology.
Zvi D. Gellis, PhD
Professor; PhD, University of Toronto, 1999. Gerontology; Geriatrics; Evidence-Based Depression & Anxiety Interventions; Integrated Health & Mental Health Care; Telehealth interventions; Randomized Trials.
Phyllis Solomon, PhD
Professor; PhD, Case Western Reserve, 1978. Social work research methods; mental health policy and service delivery systems; severely mentally disabled persons and their families.
Allison Werner-Lin, PhD, LCSW
Associate Professor; PhD, University of Chicago, 2005. Psychosocial oncology; genetics and genomics; assisted reproductive technology; bioethics; emerging adulthood; medical family therapy; qualitative health research.
Irene Wong, PhD
Professor; PhD, Wisconsin, 1995. Mental health services research; mixed-methods research; community inclusion of persons with psychiatric disabilities; global research partnership.
Faculty & Research
Faculty tribute: SP2 Professor Irene Wong retiring in 2023
Although she will retire as a standing faculty member this spring, Professor Irene Wong is determined to continue her research to reduce the stigma of mental illness in Chinese society and beyond.
Faculty & Research
SP2’s Center for Guaranteed Income Research links economic policy and mental health
The potential of guaranteed income to support mental health is the topic of a new article that reviews emergent evidence of cash transfers as a mental ill-health prevention strategy.
Penn’s Inspiring Impact highlights SP2 Social Justice Scholar and a unique gift
A new article on Penn’s Inspiring Impact website highlights SP2 Master of Social Work student Mayowa Fageyinbo and a unique gift that is making an impact on SP2’s signature Social Justice Scholars Program.