Columbia University School of Social Work
Johanna Creswell Báez, PhD, LCSW, is the manager of course development and an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University School of Social Work with the Online Campus. She co-founded the nonprofit branch Wediko Children’s Services in New York City and worked as their director and research/grants manager. Most recently, she has been researching trauma-informed and culturally responsive mental health care services for vulnerable immigrant youth and their families in Texas. And, teaches social work master’s level courses on immigrants and families and social work practice with families, along with mentoring other faculty on their course development. She received her master’s degree from Columbia University School of Social Work in 2006 and her PhD in clinical social work from Smith College in 2015. She has experience in program development, online teaching, advocacy, staff training, grant writing, financial management, and program evaluation with a specialization in qualitative and mixed methods research.
She recently published a book with SAGE, co-authored with John W. Creswell: 30 Essential Skills for the Qualitative Researcher (2nd ed.). She has published articles in journals such as Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, Children and Schools, Families in Society, Journal of Teaching in Social Work, and Social Work in Mental Health and is currently a 2018-2021 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Fellow.