Leila Wood

Leila Wood is an assistant professor at the Center for Violence Prevention Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). She is a social work researcher with a PhD and BSW from Indiana University and a MSSW from The University of Texas at Austin. Wood’s program of research focuses on community and college-campus based interpersonal violence intervention and prevention approaches and the health impacts of interpersonal violence, specifically intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual assault. Wood focuses her work across the lifespan, with a focus on adults and children at risk for IPV and sexual assault. She uses collaborative research models with community-based partners to meet the research and evaluation needs of the practice and policy communities across the state. Wood has extensive social work practice experience working survivors of IPV and sexual assault. Her work is funded by the National Institute on Justice and the Criminal Justice Division, State of Texas.

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