Geetha Gopalan, PhD, Affiliated Faculty
Dr. Gopalan received her doctoral training at the Columbia University School of Social Work (CUSSW) in 2009. Through the doctoral program at CUSSW, Dr. Gopalan focused on mental health service program development, implementation, and dissemination for inner-city, minority youth and their families. Dr. Gopalan completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the New York University Silver School of Social Work. Since graduation from Columbia in 2009, she has participated in two NIMH-funded intervention research training institutes, the NIH Loan Repayment Program, and has been awarded a three-year, NIMH- funded National Research Science Award Individual Post-Doctoral Fellowship (F32MH090614). Dr. Gopalan's interests focus on family-level interventions to improve youth mental health and reduce youth risk behavior, particularly for families with intensive service involvement and extreme psychosocial needs (such as those involved in the child welfare system). She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.