Professor of Social Work & Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies.
Stella Resko is a professor jointly appointed to the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development. The broad goals of her research are to prevent the initiation and escalation of substance misuse and violence. Much of her current research is focused on drug overdose prevention and substance use treatment, prevention, and recovery activities. Her work has focused on families affected by substance misuse, stigma related to substance use, and issues surrounding cannabis legalization. Resko is currently the Co-Principal Investigator for the evaluation of Michigan's State Opioid Response grants. She is a fellow of the Society for Social Work & Research and a member of the editorial board for Youth and Society, Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, Social Work Research, and Journal of Addictive Diseases. In 2018, Dr. Resko was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan.
Resko received her Ph.D. in social work from the Ohio State University in 2007 and completed her post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center. Resko previously worked at Maryhaven, a community-based substance use treatment program that participated in the NIDA Clinical Trials Network and on interdisciplinary research teams that developed and tested the effectiveness of brief interventions.. Her research has been 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, the National Institute of Justice, and NORC at the University of Chicago.