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About Victoria A. Osborne-Leute

Victoria Osborne-Leute, Ph.D., MSW is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Sacred Heart University. Her research and practice is with clients with substance use disorders.


September 2023 - Present Associate Professor, Sacred Heart University School of Social Work
January 2016 - August 2023 Assistant Professor, Sacred Heart University School of Social Work

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.
  • SHU Promotion and Tenure 2023


  • 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

School of Social Work
West Campus West Building WCW*W3B310


Book Chapters (3)

Articles (20)

Posters (1)

Book Reviews (2)