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Boston College School of Social Work
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Research

Research represents the lifeblood of everything Boston College School of Social Work does. We approach social welfare and social work with the same intellectual rigor with which medical schools pioneer new stroke treatments, physicists explore the fabric of the universe, and business schools analyze best practices in investment finance.

We bridge theory and practice by systematically testing ideas and methods in research settings and translating the results into the field. This empirical approach enriches our academic programs and advances social policy and practice.

Our wide-ranging research appears in a variety of academic publications and makes headlines in mainstream media outlets. View Faculty in the News to see where our faculty have provided expert commentary or been recognized for their contributions and expertise in their field.

Our research centers, institutes, and labs are renowned for conducting groundbreaking work and providing critical services. See our most recent research news stories in our News & Events section.