Associate Professor of Social Work & Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies.
Stella Resko received her Ph.D. in social work from the Ohio State University and completed her post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center. The broad goals of her research are to prevent the initiation and escalation of substance misuse and violence by better understanding the etiology of these behaviors. Dr. Resko’s research also focuses on treatment and prevention of substance misuse and violence (e.g. youth violence, adolescent dating violence, and intimate partner/domestic violence) among adolescents and adult women. Guided by a socioecologic framework, she has focused on understanding patterns and social context for risk behaviors and how different risk behaviors (e.g. substance use, violence, and sexual risk taking) are interrelated. Dr. Resko is a member of the editorial board for Youth and Society, Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions and Social Work Research. She is currently as a visiting scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan. Her research is currently funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Children's Bureau, the Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration, the White House Office on Violence against Women and NORC at the University of Chicago.