Orrin Ware

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Ware CV

Orrin D. Ware is a PhD candidate in the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He has over a decade of experience providing direct services to at-risk populations such as people living with or impacted HIV/AIDS or substance use disorders. This practical experience has ranged from a pediatric HIV clinic to an adult substance use disorder treatment facility.

Orrin’s research experience includes a decade of working on various public health-based research projects. He has coordinated research projects that range from community level needs assessments for the University of Maryland School of Medicine to pharmaceutical oncological randomized controlled trials for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His public health social work perspective which blends the practical and theoretical provides great insight when conducting research.


Health behavior, public health social work, research methodology, sexual health, social determinants of health, substance use/misuse


Distress, HIV/AIDS, sexual risk behavior, substance use/misuse, treatment retention