Wendy Auslander, PhD

Wendy Auslander, PhD

inducted in 2014 Fellow

Wendy Auslander, Ph.D., is the Barbara A. Bailey Professor of Social Work at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University, in St. Louis, Missouri. She is Associate Director of the NIH-funded Center for Diabetes Translation Research whose mission is to reduce diabetes disparities by translating evidence-based prevention and management strategies to the community. Previously, Dr. Auslander served as Chair of the Doctoral Program at Washington University (2005-2011), and received a university-wide Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award in 2013. She currently serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals, and previously was elected to the Board of the Society of Social Work and Research (2010-2013).

Dr. Auslander’s broad research area focuses on the intersection of mental health and health among vulnerable populations. Specifically, she has expertise in adapting, implementing, and evaluating community based interventions to promote and improve health and mental health outcomes among low-income minority and non-minority adolescents and adults. In particular, much of her research has focused on family and community based interventions among individuals with or at risk for diabetes, and HIV prevention among adolescents with histories of child maltreatment. Currently, she is examining the effectiveness of a trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral group intervention to reduce risky behaviors related to health and violence among girls involved in child welfare. Dr. Auslander’s research has been supported by several federal agencies including NICHD, NIDDK, NIMH, and CDC, as well as the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

To visit Dr. Auslander’s Faculty Page, click here: University of Washington in St. Louis, Brown School of Social Work.