Johanna Creswell Báez, Ph.D.

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Johanna Creswell Báez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Public Affairs, UCCS


Johanna Creswell Báez completed her Masters of Science in Social Work at Columbia University in 2006 before working at a variety of non-profit organizations as a Director of Clinical and Research Programming, and as a private practice clinician. In 2016 she completed her Ph.D. in clinical social work at Smith College. Dr. Báez then became a Manager of Course Development and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work, where she remained from the fall of 2018 through the summer of 2021. 

Dr. Báez recently published a book on how to conduct qualitative research with SAGE Publications, 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 Social Work Education, 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.

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Research Interests

Dr. Báez’s research focuses on issues related to trauma, children and families, and immigration. She has a particular interest in mental health support for immigrant youth, school-based mental health services, culturally responsive interventions, and qualitative research methods. Dr. Báez is a passionate social work educator who has taught social work practice classes along with coursework on social welfare policies, families and children, immigrants, trauma, financial management, and research methods.