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Diane Elze, PhD

School of Social Work, Associate Professor and Director of the MSW Program

Specialty/Research Focus

Risk and protective factors for sexual minority youth; Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered issues in service utilization; HIV prevention interventions with adolescents; Adolescent and mental health


Ph.D. George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
Dissertation: “Risk and Protective Factors in the Mental Health and Behavioral Functioning of Sexual Minority Youths”

M.S.S.A. Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University

B.S. University of Maine-Orono 1978
Major: Sociology