Directed by social work faculty, our research institutes focus on interdisciplinary, scientifically rigorous social and behavioral research. Institutes also provide expertise and a range of services including program evaluation and training.
HBRT specializes in the development and implementation of interventions addressing behavior change. Prevention research has targeted HIV and safer sexual practices, prenatal health, substance use, STI testing, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.Learn More
ICHRP is s an academic-community partnership that brings together practice and research professionals to investigate and address the health needs of individuals and communities.Learn More
This institute is a a joint effort of the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry. Through the institute, researchers and community members collaborate to develop programs and practices needed by service members, veterans, their caregivers, and their families.Learn More
IDVSA conducts research and shares expertise through collaboration with community agencies and local, state, and national organizations. It also offers training and disseminates information on domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking to policy makers, students and service providers.Learn More
TCDS is one of 67 nonprofit University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) composed of university-level professionals, statewide service providers, advocacy organizations and regional and local communities with the guiding belief in individualized supports, inclusion, self-determination and collaboration to address policy issues and systemic change.Learn More
TXICFW is a partnership of researchers committed to producing quality research to guide policy and social work practice for children and families.Learn More
TIEMH is a multi-disciplinary collaboration focused on improving the social, emotional, and behavioral health of Texans through evidence-based practice implementation, workforce training and technical assistance, research and evaluation, policy and program development, and information dissemination.Learn More