Eric R. Hardiman
Eric Hardiman is Associate Professor and MSW Program Director. His scholarly interests focus on the design and delivery of mental health interventions, Veterans, and mutual aid/peer support technologies. He has studied peer support across several populations and settings (psychiatric disability, homelessness, communities dealing with large-scale disasters, urban violence, and Veterans). In 2013, Dr. Hardiman was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He has also conducted research related to peer support in disaster settings, both in New York City (following 9/11/01) and in Indonesia (following the Southeast Asian tsunami of late 2004). He is currently Principal Investigator for the New York State Office of Mental Health's Dean's Consortium Project on Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health. Finally, he is the Faculty Advisor for the University at Albany's student-run radio station, WCDB, and co-hosts "The Social Workers" talk show/podcast.