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UMB 2023 Student Of The Year: Tural Mammadli

Fri Oct 20, 2023
University of Maryland, Baltimore 2023 Student of the Year: Tural Mammadli, MSW, a PhD student and member of the Class of 2025 in the University of Maryland School of Social Work.After receiving his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2017, Tural Mammadli decided to steer his career in a different direction: social work. Six years later, he owns a master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW) and earns heaps of praise for the impact he’s making while pursuing a doctorate at the school.For three years, Mammadli was a member of the research team of Nalini Negi, PhD, MSW, associate professor, working on projects to build upon his research and skills. He’s now on the research team of Darren L. Whitfield, PhD, MSW, associate professor, focusing on projects aimed at improving the well-being of LGBTQ+ persons of color.As a research assistant, Mammadli has engaged in mixed-methods data analysis and co-authored papers on the health of minoritized communities including sexual and gender minority (SGM) persons, foreign-born populations, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the SGM community. He has studied the impact of immigration policies and experiences on the mental health and substance use of refugees and immigrants and evidence-based interventions to address their needs.#SocialWork #SocialWorker #LGBTQ #bipoc