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Marissa Hansen

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Room: 414 Social Work Building
Phone: 713-743-5353
Current Curriculum Vitae

Personal Statement

Personal statement.


BA, Psychology and Hispanic Literature, Boston University, 1998
MSW, Social Work, University of Southern California, 2001
PhD, Social Work, University of Southern California, 2011
Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, School of Social Work & Roybal Institute on Aging, University of Southern California

Certifications and Professional Affiliations

  • Latino Behavioral Health Institute (by Dr. Alex Kopelowicz)
  • Grant Writing Seminar, September 10, 2008 Mentor: Dr. Margarita Alegría
  • Member (2004-present), Gerontological Society of America
  • Member (2004-present), Society for Social Work Research

Areas of Specialization

Dr. Hansen's research addresses the influence of sociocultural factors on service utilization, treatment adherence, and functional outcomes in depression treatment for minority and older adult populations, specifically Latinos. Her work also encompasses the understanding of contextual factors and interventions to address mental health disparities among those with co-morbid health and mental health disorders. She has participated in several studies using quantitative and qualitative methods to assess service use behavior and adaptation of therapeutic interventions for minority populations.

Courses Taught

Courses taught.

Research Interests

Research interests.


Click here to view current Curriculum Vitae with selected publications.