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HPRI Research Symposium: Permanent Supportive Housing and Health Outcomes Among Individuals With Experiences of Chronic Homelessness
Tue, September 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
On September 25, 2018, the Homelessness Policy Research Institute (HPRI) will host its inaugural research symposium. HPRI research partner Dr. Suzanne Wenzel will discuss findings from the recent National Academy of Sciences report, Permanent Supportive Housing: Evaluating the Evidence for Improving Health Outcomes Among People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness. The program will include a presentation on findings from the report, as well as a discussion on policy implications relevant to chronic homelessness in the Los Angeles region.
This event is sponsored in part by the USC Initiative to Eliminate Homelessness
About Our Speaker:
Suzanne Wenzel is the Richard and Ann Thor Professor in Urban Social Development at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She has devoted much of her career to interdisciplinary research that seeks to understand and address health-related needs of vulnerable populations, particularly individuals experiencing homelessness in urban communities. Wenzel has served as the principal investigator on ten grants from the National Institutes of Health. Her research involving homeless persons has included an investigation of the social context of risk for substance use and HIV/AIDS among homeless men, women and youth; examination of the relationship of trauma to substance use and HIV/AIDS risk among women; and adaption of evidence-based programs to address HIV risk, victimization by violence, and post-traumatic stress among women. She is investigating the process of transitioning to permanent supportive housing among individuals experiencing chronic homelessness, and associated changes in personal relationships, behavioral health and risks, health service use, and quality of life.