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Liza-Lane

Liza Barros Lane

Assistant Professor of Social Work and Spanish Track Faculty Lead

Office: C-345
(713)221-8907
lanel@uhd.edu

​​Liza Barros Lane, Ph.D., LMSW is a social work professor at the University of Houston-Downtown. Dr. Lane received her MSW and Ph.D. from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, and completed a post-doc at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) as a coordinator and interventionist for an NIH-funded randomized control trial for women at risk for substance-exposed pregnancies. Her research has focused on equity- specifically, economic and behavioral health disparities of the Latino/a population in the United States as well as African American women. As a former bilingual 4th grade teacher, Dr. Lane is passionate about teaching and seeing students succeed.

In her free time, Dr. Lane enjoys camping, gardening, singing, and spending time with friends and family.

Research focus:

Structural aspects of social and health equity
Economic well-being
Trauma Informed Care


​University of Houston - Ph.D in Social Work - 2018

University of Houston - MSW in Social Work - 2013

Thomas Edison State University - BA in English - 2006


​Courses taught at UHD:

  • Introduction to Social Welfare Policy – 2363 (Spring 2020)
  • Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare Policy – 2361 (Fall 2015 & Spring 2016)
  • Social Justice and Professional Ethics – 3364 (Summer 2018 & 2019) hybrid
 Supervision of students in field placement – (Spring 2018, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2019)

​Publications:

Birkenmaier, J., Hagenman, S., Barros Lane, L., & Callahan, C. (in press) Course models for Increased competency for practice integrated with financial capability and asset building. Journal of Social Work Education.

Szlyk, H., Berger Cardoso, J., Barros Lane, L., & Evans.,K. (2020)  Me perdia en la escuela. Social Work, 65 (2), 131-139

Berger Cardoso, J., Faulkner, M., Scott, J., & Barros Lane, L. (2018). Parenting in the context of deportation risk: A study of undocumented families in Texas. Journal of Marriage and Family, 80(2), 301-316.
Pritzker, S., & Barros Lane, L. (2018). Supporting field-based education in political settings. Journal of   Social Work Education, 54(4), 668-678. https://doi.org/10.1080/10437797.2018.1486254
Barros Lane, L., & Pritzker, S. (2018). Toward culturally-sensitive financial education interventions with Latinos. In J. Birkenmaier et al. (Eds.) Financial Capability and Asset Building with Diverse Populations: Improving Financial Well-being in Families and Communities (410-427). Howick Place, London: Routledge

Berger Cardoso, J., & Barros Lane, L. (2016). Practice with immigrant and refugee children
and families in the mental health system. In A. Dettlaff & R. Fong (Eds.) Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families: Culturally Responsive Practice (392-427). New York, NY: Columbia Press

Barros Lane, L., & Pritzker, S. (2016). Toward culturally-sensitive financial education interventions with Latinos. [Special Issue]. Journal of Community Practice, 24 (4), 410-427. 10.1080/10705422.2016.1233476

Presentations:

Barros Lane, L. (May 2020). Banking on the American dream: A quantitative study of the financial behaviors of Latino immigrants. Latinx Social Work Conference 2020, Portland, OR.

Barros Lane, L., Hernandez, M., Hammock, K., Pederson, C., Velasquez, M., & von Sternberg, K. (January, 2020). #Blackmamasmatter: A Mixed-Methods Study of African American Women's Attitudes Towards Birth Control. Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.

Berger Cardoso, J., Barros Lane, L. Faulkner, M., J., Scott, J., & Giraldo-Santiago, N. (January, 2020). Preventing family separation: child custody and family deportation planning with undocumented Latinx families. Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.

Barros Lane, L., Berger Cardoso, J., & Brabeck, K. (October, 2019). "Es como que no los conociera:" Reunification of unaccompanied migrant youth with their U.S. Families. 4ta Conferencia Binacional México—Estados Unidos Sobre Trabajo Social y Migración, Houston, TX.

Barros Lane, L., & Pooler, D. (October, 2019). Helping survivors of clergy sexual abuse heal in a #MeToo world. Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO. Poster presentation.

von Sternberg, K., Barros Lane, L., & Velasquez, M. (July, 2019). Marijuana negatively impacts other health behavior change. Research Society on Marijuana, Vancouver, Wash. Poster presentation.

Hernandez, M., Barros Lane,L., von Sternberg, K.,& Velasquez, M. (June, 2019). The role of helping relationships and acculturation on alcohol problems among Latinas at risk of substance-exposed pregnancy. Research Society on Alcoholism, Minneapolis, Minn. Poster presentation.

Birkenmaier, J., Hagenman, S., Barros Lane, L., & Callahan, C. (November, 2018). Course models for Increased competency for practice integrated with financial capability and asset building. Council on Social Work Education, Orlando, FL.

Barros Lane, L. (April, 2018). Experiential Learning for an Online Economic Empowerment Course. Social Work Distance Education. San Antonio, Tx

Barros Lane, L., Berger Cardoso, J., & Brabeck, K. (January, 2018). The experiences of reintegration to the family of origin of unaccompanied migrant youth. Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC. Poster presentation

Berger Cardoso, J., & Barros Lane, L. (January, 2018). Running to stand still. Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.

Szlyk, H., Berger Cardoso, J., & Barros Lane, L. (January, 2018). Me perdia en la escuela. Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.

Birkenmaier, J., Sherraden, M., McClendon, G.G., Barros Lane, L., Jones, J. (November, 2016). Models for Integrating Financial Capability and Asset Building Into the Curriculum. Faculty Development Institute. Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta, GA

Mauldin, R., Barros Lane, L., Narendorf, S. (November, 2016). The Evolution of Student Relationships Over Time in a Cohort-Based MSW Program. Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta, GA

Pritzker, S., & Barros Lane, L  (November, 2016). Ethics and Policy Practice: Developing Ethical Behavior in a Political Setting. Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta, GA.

Pritzker, S., & Barros Lane, L. (June, 2016) Supporting field education in political settings. Policy Conference 2.0, Race and Inequality: Policy & Advocacy for Structural Change, St. Louis, MO.

Barros Lane, L., & Pritzker, S. (April, 2015). Toward Culturally-Competent Financial Education Interventions with Latinos. Financial Capability and Asset Building Convening, St. Louis, MO.

Berger Cardoso, J., Scott, J., Faulkner, M., Alvarez, S., & Barros Lane, L. (January, 2015). Parenting in
the context of deportation: A study of undocumented families in Texas. Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.

Scott, J., Faulkner, M., Berger Cardoso, J., Barros Lane, L. (January, 2015). Survival in the shadow of the
state: The work lives and economic practices of undocumented Latino families in Texas. Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.

Barros Lane, L. (October. 2014). Culturally competent financial education with Latinos. Poster presented
at the GRAsP Conference at the University of Houston, Houston, TX

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