Robert Ortega, MSW, PhD
Robert Ortega, MSW, PhD, has served on faculty at the University of Michigan, School of Social Work since 1991 and is co-Director of the Washtenaw County Catholic Social Services Family Assessment Clinic. His research has focused on mental health and child welfare, relationship development, group work practice, treatment interventions, and service utilization. He was the principal investigator of the first national study of Latinos and child welfare and co-researcher for an international study of Latino child well-being. Ortega’s areas of expertise also include diversity and multiculturalism in research and practice, socially just practice, child welfare career pathways and permanency planning, and family preservation.