Amanda N. Barczyk, Ph.D., MSW

Amanda N. Barczyk, Ph.D., MSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Amanda N. Barczyk, PhD, MSW is the associate director of research at Dell Children’s Trauma and Injury Research Center. Barczyk is an experienced mixed-methods researcher and is currently working on projects related to youth suicide, child maltreatment, injury prevention and pediatric trauma.

Barczyk received her doctoral degree in social work in 2011 from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to completing her Ph.D., Barczyk received a fellowship at the U.S. Army Public Health Command which continued into a postdoctoral position upon completion of her PhD. In her role at the U.S. Army Public Health Command, she successfully executed projects that examined a variety of behavioral health issues plaguing military personnel. She has been able to continue research with vulnerable populations in her current role at Dell Children’s and through her service on the Travis County Children’s Mental Health Operations Team which she has participated in since 2014. Barczyk received a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice and has a B.A. in honors psychology with a minor in statistics from the University of Michigan.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Interests

Youth behavioral health, youth suicide, child welfare, injury prevention, pediatric trauma, trauma-informed care, mental illness stigma, advanced statistics: structural equation modeling.


  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
  • M.S.W., The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • B.A., The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Social Work Building (SSW)


Mailing Address

The University of Texas at Austin
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd 3.104A
STOP D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358