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Welcome to the Serious Mental Illness and Quality of Life Research Cluster Website.  Here you will find a description of our mission, faculty and graduate student bios and projects, along with news about our school and upcoming events.


June 15, 2015

Congratulations Dr. Tam Dinh!


Dr. Tam Dinh (alumni, 2008) was the 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award at Saint Martin’s University in Seattle Washington.

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June 5, 2015

Congratulations Liat!

The Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics at the USC Gould School of Law has awarded $50,000 over two years to doctoral student Liat Kriegel to support her proposed dissertation study related to the criminalization of mental illness. The competitive award was also open to postdoctoral candidates and assistant professors. Kriegel’s faculty mentors are Assistant Professor Benjamin Henwood and John Brekke, the Frances G. Larson Professor of Social Work Research.


USC School of Social Work PhD Candidate & SMISQL Cluster Member, Liat Kriegel

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