Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work
Melissa E. Smith is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She has a particular interest in the intersection of race, ethnicity, sociocultural factors, and serious mental illness across lifespans. She has conducted research on community-based mental health services and has a focus on Black populations diagnosed with serious mental illnesses. Her recent publications have appeared in the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, Social Science and Medicine. Dr. Smith received her Master’s in Social Work at Columbia University before earning her PhD from the University of Southern California.
Did you know?
Every day, more than 110 Americans are killed with guns.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund