Jessica Camp

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University of Michigan - Dearborn
Health & Human Services
Assistant Professor
Short bio: 

Dr. Jessica K. Camp is an assistant professor of social work in the Department of Health and Health Services at the University of Michigan- Dearborn. Prior to earning her PhD in Social Work from Wayne State University in 2013, she worked as a therapist for the Community Mental Health System in Wayne County. Influenced by this work, her research focuses primarily on extreme poverty and inequality in the United States, especially among individuals in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders. Her recent publications have explored the interaction of race, gender, and mental health disorders on economic and labor market disparities, changes in social welfare policy and the well-being of working women, and the role of medical social workers in providing care for clients with heart failure. She hopes her research will help strengthen national policies that inform economic equality and availability of public mental health services.

Recent publications: 

Camp, J.K. (2017). Intersecting inequality and economic justice in mental health: Implications for Community Mental Health practitioners. In J. Rosenberg and S. Rosenberg (Eds.) Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.

Hopp, F.P., Zalenski, R., Waselewski, D., Burn, J, Camp, J, Welch, R., & Levy, P. (2016). Results of a Hospital Based Palliative- Care Intervention for Patients with an Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure.

Camp, J.K., Trzcinski, E., & Resko, S. (2016). Family and labor market policies in Germany: The well- being of working women. In M. Connerley & J. Wu (Eds.), Handbook on Well-Being of Working Women. The Netherlands: Springer and the International Society for Quality-of Life Studies (ISQOLS).

mental health,
Social Welfare,
Material Hardship,
big data