JUNE 29, 2012
"There are many parallels between public health and social work and I look forward to bringing an epidemiological perspective to the School."
—Summer Sherburne Hawkins, PhD
Boston College Graduate School of Social Work is pleased to announce that Summer Sherburne Hawkins will join the Health & Mental Health Concentration as an assistant professor this fall. Hawkins is a social epidemiologist whose research focuses on examining the impact of policies on disparities in maternal and child health. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of London, her MS in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University, and her bachelor's degree in Biopsychology from Vassar College.
Last September, Hawkins started a K99/R00 award through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development based at the Harvard School of Public Health. From 2009 through 2011, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at Harvard. Hawkins is the author or co-author of more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Preventive Medicine, Journal of Adolescent Health, and Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.