Sandra Momper, assistant professor of social work, completed her PhD and MSW in social work at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Momper's research interests include gambling, substance abuse, PTSD, mental health, and health disparities among rural and urban American Indians. Her dissertation research on Maternal Gambling, Parenting in the Home Environment, and Child Outcomes in Native American Families was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). She recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center (UMSARC) that was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), where she studied substance abuse from a multidisciplinary perspective. While at UMSARC Dr. Momper received funds from the University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network to conduct a study entitled Potential Association of Tobacco Use and Gambling among Native American Populations. She is presently an investigator on a large population-based study of ecological stressors, PTSD, and drug abuse in the City of Detroit. The project, entitled "Detroit Neighborhood Health Study," is funded by NIDA and NIMH.
Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work