Office of Research Administration

Record Year for Research in 2015-2016


2015-2016 Research and Training Annual Report


Read all about the record-setting year for research in our latest Annual Report, which details the considerable, impactful, and comprehensive contributions of our highly-productive faculty and researchers.  Their findings are used by human service agencies, local and federal government, and international organizations to improve practice and service delivery and to impact public policy.


By The Numbers


$9,400,847: Total externally-funded research and training grants, for a second record-breaking year in a row and an increase of 152% since 2006

51%: Representation of federal funding in our research portfolio


160: New and continuing grants awarded in 2015-2016

#8: Rank of Mandel School for scholarly productivity among U.S. social work schools, using the H-index


2016-2017 Research & Training Colloquia: Featuring Our Own Groundbreaking Research

Sponsored by the Mandel School’s Office of Research Administration and the Doctoral Program, this year’s Research & Training Colloquia are lunch-and-learn events presented as part of the Centennial Speaker Series. They “Feature Our Own” — spotlighting speakers who are groundbreaking researchers at the Mandel School. Each event is 1.5 CEU/PD. Click the name of each event for more details and to register.

> January 27: Use of Community Data by Nonprofits: Opportunities and Challenges
> February 10: Consensus-Based Assessment Tool of Community Readiness and Capacity for Farmer’s Market Implementation
> February 24: Navigating HIPAA, FERPA and the IRB: Leverage Big Data to Better Serve Children and Families (4 CRECS)
> March 24: Cleveland Effective Neighboring Project

Videos of past 2016-2017 Research & Training Colloquia:

> Longitudinal Study of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Methodological Issues and Findings

> Sexual Assault Kits: Changing What We Know About Rape

> Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction: A Remedy That Needs More Than Medicine

To see videos of 2015-2016 research colloquia, visit YouTube.


Mandel School Research Publications and Presentations


 Associate Dean for Research and Training


Elizabeth M. Tracy, PhD

Grace Longwell Coyle Professor in Social Work