Leila Wood, Ph.D., LMSW

Leila Wood, Ph.D., LMSW

Research Assistant Professor

Leila Wood is a research assistant professor at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and a member of the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, where she is responsible for CLASE, a multiyear study on sexual assaults, dating violence, stalking and sexual harassment at 12 of The University of Texas System college and medical campuses

Wood has over 10 years of experience providing direct services to survivors of intimate violence, including prevention work on schools and university campuses. Her scholarship areas are intimate and interpersonal violence in the campus context, intimate partner violence service evaluation, and the intersection of alcohol and intimate and interpersonal violence. Wood’s research focuses on survivor-centered approaches and establishing evidence for practice in the intimate violence field. Her recent scholarship has focused on the evaluation of services to survivors of intimate violence in the shelter setting and improving response to violence on college campuses. She also teaches social work research methods. She lives in Austin with her two children and husband, Dylan Wood.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


  • Ph.D., Indiana University
  • MSW, University of Texas at Austin
  • BSW, Indiana University-Bloomington



Social Work Building (SSW)


Mailing Address

The University of Texas at Austin
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd 3.212EA
STOP D3510
Austin, TX 78712-0358