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About

Denby-Brinson, Ramona, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Pronouns: She/Her

614-292-5524
denby.1@osu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education
PhD - The Ohio State University, 1995
MSW - University of Nevada Las Vegas, 1990
BSW - Arizona State University, 1989

Areas of Expertise
Child welfare
Children's behavioral and mental health
Child and family policy issues
Juvenile justice
Culturally-specific service delivery
Integrated health

Areas of Interest for Mentoring PhD Students
Child welfare
Children's behavioral and mental health
Child and family policy issues
Juvenile justice
Culturally-specific service delivery
Integrated health

Bio

Ramona Denby-Brinson is associate dean for academic affairs and professor with the College of Social Work. She joined The Ohio State University from Arizona State University where she was associate dean for research with the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions and professor in the School of Social Work.

Her scholarly interests involve policy, programming, and treatment issues relevant to children and families, child welfare, children’s mental health, and culturally-specific service delivery. Recognized as one of the leading national experts in culturally-adapted child welfare services, Dr. Denby-Brinson has published extensively on the topic and is the recipient of the 2014 Harry Reid Silver State Research Award in recognition of her research which is highly regarded and responsive to the needs of local and national communities.

Prior to her academic career, Dr. Denby-Brinson practiced as a licensed social worker serving children and families in various social service settings. Currently, Dr. Denby-Brinson utilizes her experience in social services and research knowledge to assist nonprofits and public agencies in building their capacity to better serve their clients. Dr. Denby-Brinson has a diverse funding portfolio including federal, state, foundation, and university awards and has secured over $30 million dollars in funding for research, services, and training.