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Lorraine T. Midanik

Dean and Professor Emerita

Lorraine Midanik is dean and professor emerita of the School of Social Welfare, where she served as a member of the faculty for 27 years. Her research interests include the biomedicalization of social problems, research methodology, health policy, alcohol and drug policy and the epidemiology of alcohol and drug use.

Professor Midanik taught her first course at the School in 1984, while serving as a health evaluation analyst at Kaiser Permanente. She first joined the faculty as an assistant professor in health services and continued her research collaborations with Kaiser's Division of Research and the School of Public Health's Alcohol Research Group throughout her tenure.

Research/Expertise

  • Biomedicalization of Social Problems
  • Research Methodology
  • Health Policy
  • Alcohol and Drug Policy
  • Epidemiology of Alcohol and Drug Use