Alumni Spotlight: Marianne Chen

Marianne Chen (Luskin MSW-MPH, 2015) reflects on her experience as an intern in the social work department of Shanghai Children’s Hospital last summer:

Shanghai skyline at night, panoramic. China, East Asia. Credit: Mstyslav Chernov

Social work has an increasingly important role in China as the country continues down the path of globalization. Rising social and economic inequality has led to health disparities in which vulnerable populations are disproportionately affected. By intervening at the individual and structural level, social workers can help augment health care and provide more comprehensive services that address social determinants of health. Although social work practice in China will likely be different from the United States, social work has the potential to make an important impact on the health and well-being of the nation.
Read her blogs from 2014:
The Adventure Begins-
Addressing the Needs of the Autism Community in China-
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