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Abigail Ross

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Phone: 212-636-6652
Office: Lincoln Center 721D


BA, University of Notre Dame
MPH, Boston University
MSW, Boston University
PhD, Boston University

Research Interests

Intervention Research
Children and Families
Mental Health
Public Health Social Work
Prevention and Health Promotion
Implementation Science


Abigail (Abby) Ross, PhD, MSW, MPH is an Assistant 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 vulnerable children and families, development and testing of culturally responsive family interventions designed to prevent these problems, and systemic factors that promote sustainable delivery of evidence-based interventions and their adaptations.

Dr. Ross’s areas of research include preventive intervention development, public health social work, evidence-based practice, community-based participatory research, and implementation science. She 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 currently teaches Generalist Practice and Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice with Children and Families.