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BA, University of Notre Dame
MPH, Boston University
MSW, Boston University
PhD, Boston University
Children and Families
Public Health Social Work
Prevention and Health Promotion
Abigail (Abby) M. Ross, PhD, MSW, MPH (she/her) is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame; she earned Masters degrees in Social Work and Public Health and a joint doctorate in Social Work & Sociology from Boston University.
Grounded in a public health perspective, Dr. Ross's research focuses on advancing knowledge about the development and trajectory of health and mental health problems in children, youth and families, development and testing of culturally responsive preventive interventions designed to prevent these problems, and systemic factors that promote sustainable delivery of evidence-based interventions and their adaptations. Dr. Ross’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Foundation Suicide Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Doris Duke Foundation.
Dr. Ross has received extensive clinical training in family-based interventions and cognitive-behavioral therapy and has over 10 years of practice experience working in hospital-based emergency and outpatient psychiatry settings, healthcare, and the field of home visiting. She teaches both Generalist and Specialist year practice courses.