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About Laurie A. Drabble

Dr. Laurie Drabble is a Professor in the School of Social Work at San Jose State University. She received a BA in Social work at California State University, Los Angeles and a Masters in Social Work at California State University, Long Beach. She is former Executive Director of the California Women's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Dependencies and has worked statewide and nationally as an organizational consultant providing a wide range of technical assistance and training services related to women´s alcohol and drug issues, alcohol/drug prevention strategies, strategic planning, and non-profit management. She returned to school to earn a Ph.D. in Social Welfare and a Masters in Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.
Among other activities, Dr. Drabble serves as an Affiliate Associate Scientist with the Alcohol Research Group (ARG) in Berkeley, California and is a member of the California Women´s Health Survey Committee of the California Department of Health Services. Her research focuses on understanding alcohol and drug-related problems among women.

Positions

2012 - Present Professor, San Jose State University School of Social Work
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2007 - 2012 Associate Professor, San Jose State University School of Social Work
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2001 - 2007 Assistant Professor, San Jose State University School of Social Work
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Curriculum Vitae


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Grants

2011 - Present "Dependency Advocacy Center Mentor Parent Project Evaluation"
Dependency Advocacy Center and the County of Santa Clara Social Services Agency
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
2011 - Present “Field Instruction Initiative: Partnered Research Project"
California Social Work Education Center
Role: Principal Investigator
2009 - Present "Drug and Alcohol Services and Systems: Collaborative Research Team"
San José State University College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA)
Role: Principal Investigator
2009 - Present "Drug and Alcohol Services and Systems: Collaborative Research Team"
San José State University College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA)
Role: Principal Investigator
2009 - Present "Sexual Orientation and Correlates of Alcohol Problems"
San José State University College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA)
Role: Principal Investigator
2007 - 2008 Learning Productivity Project Curriculum Development and Assessment Grant
San José State University, School of Social Work
Role: Co-Investigator
2003 - 2006 “Pathways to Collaboration: Understanding the Role of Values and System-Related Factors that Contribute to the Adoption of Promising Practices between Child Welfare and Alcohol and Drug Systems"
State of California
Role: Principal Investigator
2002 - 2003 Factors Related to the Over-Representation of Children of Color in the Child Welfare System study
Santa Clara County Children and Family Services
Role: Co-Investigator
2001 - 2002 Needs assessment research project/Alcohol and Drug Training in the Field of Child Welfare
University of California, Davis, The Center for Human Services
Role: Co-Investigator
1998 - 2001 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Training Fellowship
Alcohol Research Group
1997 - 1998 University Fellowship
University of California, Berkeley
1996 - 1997 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellowship
University of California, Berkeley
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2013 - Present Member, Santa Clara County Superior Court, Dependency Wellness Court evaluation workgroup
2010 - Present Member, County of Santa Clara Department of Alcohol and Drug Services Research and Evaluation Advisory Group
2010 - Present Member, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Institute for Collaborative Response for Victims of Family Violence
2010 - Present Chair, School of Social Work Reaccreditation Planning Project, San José State University
2010 - Present Member, School of Social Work IV-E Program Committee, San José State University
2010 - Present Strategic Plan Facilitator, School of Social Work, San José State University
2010 - Present Assessment Coordinator and Assessment Committee Chair, School of Social Work, San José State University
2001 - Present Member, California Women’s Health Survey Workgroup, California Department of Health Services Office of Women's Health
2017 Reviewer, National Institutes of Health, Community Influences on Health Behavior [CIHB] Study Section
2011 - 2012 Chair, Search Committee for Director of Social Work, San José State University
2010 - 2011 Chair, Retention Tenure and Promotion Committee, School of Social Work, San José State University
1992 - 2009 Member, Women's Constituent Committee, State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs Director's Advisory Council
2005 - 2008 Chair, School of Social Work Reaccreditation Planning Project, San José State University
2002 - 2008 Chair, School of Social Work Human Behavior and the Social Environment sequenc, San José State University
2002 - 2008 Member, School of Social Work Curriculum Committee, San José State University
2004 - 2007 Faculty Liaison, School of Social Work Graduation Committee, San José State University
2003 - 2007 Co-chair, School of Social Work Technical Writing Committee, San José State University
2001 - 2006 Chair, San José State University Assessment Committee, San José State University
2000 - 2003 Member, Steering Committee, Women's Health Council, California Department of Health Services Office of Women's Health
1995 - 2003 Member, Advisory Board, California Women’s Health Collaborative
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Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award - Dean of College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA), San José State University - May 2006
  • “Friend of the Field” Award - California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs - May 2005
  • Leadership Appreciation Award - California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control - 1996
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office - 1996
  • Women’s Leadership Award - Prototypes Women’s Center - 1996
  • Recipient of First Annual Anthony J. Puentes Advocacy Award - California Advocates for Pregnant Women - 1995
  • Fulbright Specialist, Fulbright Academic Program's Specialist Roster, Feb 24, 2017 - Feb 24, 2020.
  • Distinguished Advocate Award (October, 2014), Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and Dependency Advocacy Center, San Jose, California
  • Outstanding Scholar Award, annual award from the Dean of College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA), San José State University, 2011-2012
  • Commendation for Service, Director of California Department of Health Services, 1996.

Education

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2001 PhD, University of California - Berkeley ‐ Social Welfare
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1998 MPH, University of California - Berkeley ‐ School of Public Health
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1993 M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach ‐ Social Work
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1985 B.A., California State University, Los Angeles ‐ Social Work
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Contact Information

laurie.drabble@sjsu.edu



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