Joan S. Tropnas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
My initial professional experience was in the area of child welfare. Working with children and families was both rewarding and challenging. I later went on to work in the public hospital system of New York City as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (NYS), Inpatient Psychiatry. Eventually I went on to lead Human/Social Service departments in two of the hospitals. Being part of hospital management gave me a broad perspective on healthcare and management and enabled me to hone my skills. I have also worked as a Research Coordinator for F.I.R.S.T. at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Science. At present I serve as the Division of Social Science Chair, and Program Director of Health and Human Services. My background has led me to be interested in research that includes health care disparities, with a focus on women and children. Teaching has allowed me to share my expertise with students and to serve as an advisor in regard to their career choices.

Teaching Interests

Social Justice Healthcare disparities Children and families Administration

Research Interests

African American Women with HIV/Aids Maternal Health Family Policies Behavioral Health

Courses Taught

HCA
320
MGMT & LDRSHP: HLTHCARE ORGS
HCA
321
LEGAL ASPCTS OF HLTHCARE SYS
HSA
1015
INTRO TO GLOBAL HEALTHCARE SYS
HSC
1072
CHILD ADVOCACY
HSC
1102
SOCIAL JUSTICE IN HUMAN SERV
SOC
1002
SOCIOLOGY OF INSTITUTIONS