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About Victoria A. Osborne

Victoria Osborne, Ph.D., MSW is Assistant Professor and BSW Program Director in the Social Work Department at Sacred Heart University. Her research and practice is with clients with substance use disorders.


May 2017 - Present Assistant Professor, BSW Program Director, Sacred Heart University Social Work Department
2016 - Present Clinical Assistant Professor, Online Education Coordinator, Sacred Heart University Social Work Department

Curriculum Vitae



2018 - Present Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative
Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Opioid Use Awareness and Prevention
Colleague(s): Jessica Samuolis
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Honors and Awards

  • 2010-2015—National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Loan Repayment Grant and Renewals
  • 2013: Grant Generating Project (GGP) Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
  • 2012: Career Development Award, Health Outcomes Research, SLUCOR (St. Louis University Center for Outcomes Research)
  • 2011: Research Poster Award, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri. Title: Disordered eating patterns and alcohol misuse in college students: evidence for “drunkorexia”?
  • 2010: Service Award for Outstanding Faculty Advisor, Office of Greek Life. University of Missouri
  • 2007-2008—National Institute on Drug Abuse Comorbidity and Biostatistics Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention Research Group. Grant director: Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D.
  • 2003-2007--National Institute on Drug Abuse Social Work in Addictions Training (STAR) Pre-doctoral Fellowship, George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Grant directors: Arlene R. Stiffman, Ph.D., and David E. Pollio, Ph.D.


  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Research Methods


2006 - 2008 M.S.W., Washington University in St. Louis
2003 - 2008 Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
1990 - 1994 B.A., Washington University in St. Louis

Contact Information

Social Work
West Campus West Building WCW*W3B308
College of Arts and Sciences


Articles (18)

Posters (1)

Book Reviews (2)