New Faculty – Geetha Gopalan

Dr. Geetha Gopalan comes to the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College as an Associate Professor from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Her research focuses on the implementation of evidence-based mental health interventions with youth and families, particularly family-level interventions to improve youth mental health and reduce youth risk behavior among families with intensive service involvement and psychosocial needs (such as those involved in the child welfare system). Recently, she was the Principal Investigator on an NIMH-funded study to expand the implementation of a Multiple Family Groups (MFG) intervention to reduce child disruptive behavior difficulties, and she has participated in two NIMH-funded intervention research training institutes. Dr. Gopalan has also worked as a clinical practitioner in the New York City child welfare system and the child and adolescent emergency psychiatry program at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn.