MSW, University of Toledo
BSW, University of Toledo
Lisa Fedina received her BSW in 2008 and MSW in 2009 from the University of Toledo. Her dissertation research examines long-term health outcomes of sexual victimization among women and the role of criminal justice and healthcare systems in reducing health disparities among survivors. In 2016, Lisa was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ), which provides support to doctoral students conducting research in the areas of violence and crime. Lisa also worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at NIJ from 2014-2016, where she conducted intramural research on sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking and served on task forces to promote cross-agency collaboration, including the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Lisa worked with survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and human trafficking and led community organizing and policy advocacy efforts to address gender-based violence. She has also worked in the areas of quality improvement and evaluation for programs serving children and youth in foster care in Chicago and conducted mixed-methods research on substance abuse trends in Ohio.
Research Interests: sexual violence, intimate partner violence, human trafficking, health disparities, criminal justice, healthcare, social service system responses to violence
Teaching Interests: Social Welfare and Social Policy, Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations, Research Method