Besa H. Bauta, PhD, MPH, MSW
I am a health services and child maltreatment researcher interested in understanding how disparities and social determinants of health impacts access to services and how those barriers affect the health and well-being of children and families. My research in the last few years has focused on system-level factors, both at the program and policy level in supporting families at risk of violence/child maltreatment due to familial, economic, and environmental stressors. I have training in implementation science, clinical social work, with specialized training in behavioral and mental health interventions. I also have secondary training in global public health, health systems, health disparities, with a focus on issues related to maternal and child health. My doctoral studies have focused on implementation, adaptation, and transportability of evidence-based interventions in low-resource settings. As an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University's Silver School of Social Work, I support students in their clinical training, through instruction in therapeutic approaches, assessment, and diagnosis of behavioral and mental health issues.