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Trina Salm Ward

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279 Williams Street
Room 121
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30605-1749
Email: salmward@uga.edu
Phone: (706) 542-2585

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Teaching Specialties
Social Work and Health Care, Community-Based Participatory Research, Professional Identity Development

Research Interests
Infant and family health
Racial disparities in maternal and infant health, Community-based research
Qualitative research methods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Trina Salm Ward

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
Assistant Professor, Health Promotion and Behavior, College of Public Health
Coordinator, MSW/MPH dual degree program


Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.S.W., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.A., Psychology, St. Norbert College

Trina Salm Ward’s research interests include infant and family health, behavioral interventions, community-engaged research, health and racial/ethnic disparities, and qualitative methods. She applies mixed techniques and community-based research approaches to pregnancy and infant health outcomes (low birth weight, preterm birth, and infant death) with particular interest in racial disparities. She has also served as a project coordinator for clinical trials and coordinated the implementation of applied urban population research in relation to race and prenatal care. She has authored work in peer-reviewed publications such as Health Education and Behavior, Maternal and Child Health Journal, Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, and American Journal of Obstetricians & Gynecologists.

Salm Ward’s social work teaching interests cover qualitative research methods, social and behavioral theory, and community (macro-level) courses.

Selected Publications

Salm Ward, T. C., Wagner Robb, S., & Kanu, F. A. (2015). Prevalence and characteristics of bed-sharing among black and white infants in Georgia. Maternal & Child Health Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10995-015-1834-7

Salm Ward, T. C. & Balfour, G. (2015). Infant Safe Sleep Interventions, 1990- 2015: A Review. Journal of Community Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10900-015-0060-y

Salm Ward, T.C. (2015). Reasons for Mother–Infant Bed-Sharing: A Systematic Narrative Synthesis of the Literature and Implications for Future Research. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 19(3), 675-690.

Salm Ward, T. C. & Ngui, E. M. (epub ahead of print). Factors Associated with Bed-Sharing for African American and White Mothers in Wisconsin. Maternal & Child Health Journal, DOI: 10.1007/s10995-014-1545-5.

Salm Ward, T. C. & Doering, J.J. (2014). Application of a Socio-Ecological Model to Maternal-Infant Bed-Sharing. Health Education & Behavior, 41(6), 577-589.

Salm Ward, T. C., Mazul, M., Ngui, E. M., Bridgewater, F. D*. & Harley, A. E. (2013). “You Learn to Go Last”: Prenatal care experiences in a sample of low-income African-American women in Milwaukee. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17(10), 1753-9.