Deirdre Lanesskog, Ph.D., M.P.A

Dr. Lanesskog’s research focuses on the ways human service organizations respond to change. She is especially interested in the ways organizations adapt their services to meet the needs of new immigrant populations. Her professional experience includes over ten years of work with federal, state, and local governments in human services planning and evaluation. She is especially interested in the role of university-community collaborations in supporting the work of human service providers.

Professional Specialties

  • Human service organizations & administration
  • Human services work with immigrant clients
  • Macro social work practice
  • Immigration & social welfare policy
  • Qualitative human services research

Selected Publications

Lanesskog, D. & Piedra, L. M. (forthcoming) Integrated Health Care for Latino Immigrants and Refugees: What Do They Need? In L. T. Benuto and W. O'Donohue (Eds), Enhancing Behavioral Health in Latino Populations.

Lanesskog, D., Piedra, L. M. & Maldonado, S. (2015). Beyond bilingual: Serving Latinos in a new growth community. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work.

Zhan, M., & Lanesskog, D. (2014). The impact of family assets and debt on college graduation. Children and Youth Services Review, 43, 67-74.

Hong, J.S., Peguero, A.A., Choi, S., Lanesskog, D., Espelage, D.L., & Lee, N.Y. (2014). Social ecology of bullying and peer victimization of Latino and Asian youth in the United States: A review of the literature. Journal of School Violence, 13(3), 315-338.