TIDR Faculty Members Dr. Lindsay Bornheimer, Dr. James Ellis, and Dr. Camille Quinn have been selected to serve a 3-year term as cluster co-chairs for the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference! Cluster chairs are pivotal in the abstract review process and the shaping of abstract-based program content for the annual SSWR conference. Their leadership in this multi-stage review process is crucial for ensuring the conference’s success, impact, and adherence to scientific rigor.

Associate Professor, Dr. Lindsay Bornheimer, was selected as co-chair of the Mental Health cluster. The mental health cluster within SSWR serves as the main track for advancing mental health research related to culturally responsive prevention, screening, assessment, treatment/intervention, rehabilitation, policy, and evaluation.

Assistant Professor, Dr. James Ellis, and Associate Professor, Dr. Camille Quinn, were selected as co-chairs of the Black and African Diaspora Focused-Research (BADFR) cluster. The BADFR cluster serves as the main track for research that explores the experiences, histories, and contributions of individuals of Black and African American descent originating from Africa. It examines the impacts of slavery, colonization, and systemic oppression, while emphasizing the resilience and agency of Black communities. Ultimately, it aims to inform present-day challenges and envision a more equitable future for Black communities worldwide.

Congratulations to all!