Johanna Creswell Báez

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Johanna Creswell Báez

Ph.D., Assistant Professor
School of Public Affairs
ACAD 119
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Office Hours: by appointment

Biographical Information

Johanna Creswell Báez is an Assistant Professor in social work at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She completed her Masters of Science in Social Work at Columbia University in 2006 and then worked at several non-profits as a director of clinical and research programming and as a private practice clinician before completing her PhD in clinical social work at Smith College in 2016. She was then a Manager of Course Development and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work from fall of 2018 through summer of 2021. Dr. Báez's research focuses on issues related to trauma, children and families, and immigration. She has a particular interest in mental health support for immigrant youth, school-based mental health services, culturally responsive interventions, and qualitative and mixed methods research. Dr. Báez is a passionate social work educator who has taught social work practice classes along with coursework on social welfare policies, families and children, immigrants, trauma, financial management, and research methods. 

She recently published a book on how to do qualitative research with SAGE Publications, co-authored by John W. Creswell, 30 Essential Skills for the Qualitative Researcher (2nd ed.), and is an Associate Editor for the journal, Qualitative Health Research. She has published articles in journals such as Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, Children and Schools, Families in Society, Journal of Social Work Education, Journal of Teaching in Social Work, International Journal of School Social Work, Social Work in Mental Health, and Journal of Public Health. She recently completed a three-year fellowship as a 2018-2021 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Fellow, bridging practice and research to support the mental health needs of unaccompanied immigrant minors. 

Areas of Interest

  • Trauma and Resilience
  • School Mental Health
  • Children and Families
  • Immigrant Youth and their Families
  • Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
  • Social Work Distance and Online Education
  • Technology and Social Work

Curriculum Vitae