Lianne Urada, PhD, MSW, LCSW is an Assistant Professor at SDSU in the School of Social Work, with a focus on Community Development within the Macro Social Work track. She received her BA (Psychology), MSW, and PhD in Social Welfare at UCLA, and served as a Social Welfare Field Faculty member at UCLA for over four years. For the past five years, she was an Assistant Professor at UC San Diego in the Division of Global Public Health, School of Medicine and a National Institute on Drug Abuse T32 Postdoctoral Fellow. As an affiliated core faculty of the Center on Gender Equity, and Health and a Fordham University Research Ethics Training Institute Alumni Fellow, she has over 25 publications on women and men involved in sex trade and sex trafficking in the Philippines, Russia, and Latin America.
She is currently a Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on several federally and privately funded grants. She is currently a recipient of a 5-year National Institutes on Health (National Institute on Drug Abuse) K01 grant and received an NIH Fogarty International – University of California Global Health Institute GloCal award, both examining community mobilization and its potential to reduce HIV/STI risk and violence among substance using females in the sex trade in Tijuana, Mexico. Recently, she served as a Technical Review Committee member for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), reviewing studies on the prevalence of violence against women in the Pacific. She is also a Co-investigator for a nationwide U.S.-based Kaiser-funded community-based HIV Test and Treat Initiative and on a National Institute on Mental Health R01 Men Count study of HIV case management interventions with Black men in Washington DC. She is also involved in a study of national sexual violence prevention through sports culture via the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and in a critical review of the effectiveness of batterer intervention programs. She holds a California License in Clinical Social Work with over 7 years experience working in direct practice with women, men, and communities impacted by HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County. She is currently on the Board of Directors for Christie’s Place (transforming the lives of women affected by HIV/AIDS in San Diego). Dr. Urada will be teaching SW632, Organizations and Communities, in Spring 2017.
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