School of Social Work Experts
Associate Director, School of Social Work
Expertise: Ariel Air Britt's career has been focused on developing substance use prevention, intervention, and recovery support services for youth and young adults. Airs interests are public relations, community building, and service. In 2019, she created an award-winning podcast Beauty in the Grit. It shares true stories from her own journey in recovery and others that have inspired her along the way. In 2021, she served as a political appointee for the Biden-Harris Administration at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
Expertise: Kasey Claborn is a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant professor of Social Work and Psychiatry at The University of Texas at Austin. She is the Steve Hicks Fellow of Addiction and Recovery Services and Director for the Addictions Research Institute. Claborn is the Principal Investigator for several projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Health Resources and Services Administration. Claborns research focuses on improving the addiction system of care through community based participatory research methods and system science. She has expertise in drug policy, designing and building digital technologies to improve care coordination and community overdose prevention efforts. In 2021, Claborn received an international award from Google for her work in building innovative technologies for social impact. Claborns current work seeks to use innovative methods to combine traditional and non-traditional overdose surveillance methods to inform data-driven community response. https://ari.socialwork.utexas.edu/dr-kasey-claborn/
Professor, School of Social Work
+1 512 471 0533
Expertise: School mental health, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, dropout prevention, at-risk youth, research on how to design schools that promote achievement and a safe, respectful and violent free culture.
Principal Investigator, Texas Policy Evaluation Project
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Expertise: Dr. White studies reproductive health and policy, with a specialty on family planning and abortion policy in Texas and the southeastern region of the United States. Much of her research is conducted as part of The Texas Policy Evaluation Project, a collaborative group of researchers who evaluate the impact of legislation in Texas related to womens reproductive health. She has been interviewed as an expert for news outlets such as the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio and has been featured as an op-ed contributor in the Washington Post, The Hill, the Austin-American-Statesman, and more. Expertise: womens health policy; reproductive health, family planning legislation; contraception; abortion; Texas state policy on womens health; Title X; vasectomy; abortion and family planning policy in the southeastern United States