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in 1996 from the Memorial University of Newfound- land, Canada, and his PhD in social work in 2006 from the University of Toronto, Canada. Professor Woodford’s primary area of scholarship concerns the use of participatory policy analysis to advance social policies that meet the needs of marginalized com- munities. He is also interested in the inclusion of vulnerable communities in HIV/AIDS prevention. He is co-investigator on an interdisciplinar , community- based stud , funded by the Ontario HIV Treatment Network, that explores the engagement of marginal- ized communities in HIV vaccine trials.

Julie Ribaudo

Julie Ribaudo is a clinical assistant professor of social work who joined the School in fall 2006. In her pri- vate practice in metropolitan Detroit, she has focused her clinical work on parent–infant relationships; sup- port to teachers and caregivers of challenging infants, toddlers, and children; assessment and treatment of abused and/or neglected infants, toddlers, and young children; and infants, toddlers, and young children in foster care and post-adoption. Her practice also includes working with adults to resolve issues of de- pression, anxiety, and childhood trauma. She earned her MSW in children and youth from the University of Georgia and has a postgraduate certificate and endorsement as an infant mental health therapist and mentor. She provides local, state, and national train- ing on infants and toddlers, and she has provided clinical consultation to numerous school districts and agencies in Michigan.

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Carlos Zometa

Carlos Zometa joined the SSW faculty in fall 2006 as an assistant research scientist to work with Professor Edith Kieffer on the Healthy Lifestyles project. He is involved in planning, implementing, and evaluat- ing interventions that focus on health disparities among Latinos and African Americans. In particular, his research focuses on reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes, promoting healthy behaviors among pregnant women in Detroit, Michi- gan (Healthy Mothers on the Move), and furthering school-based HIV/AIDS prevention programs. He had been working as a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Public Health in the W.K. Kellogg Com- munity Health Scholars Program. He completed his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction-Interdiciplinary Studies from the University of South Florida, College of Education.

Michael Woodford

Michael Woodford is an assistant professor of social work who joined the SSW faculty in fall 2006. He received his MSW in social policy and administration

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