PhD Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, 2023
MSW, San Jose State University, 2017
BA, Community Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2011
Angie Wootton is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany, SUNY. Wootton’s mixed methods research focuses primarily on characterizing and seeking remedies to persistent mental health and behavioral health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community, primarily among sexual minority women, transgender and gender non-binary people, and those experiencing multiple intersecting forms of stigma, discrimination, and exclusion based on sex, gender, and sexuality. This work takes a strengths, resilience, and trauma recovery focus to identify and promote promising new pathways to wellbeing for multiply marginalized LGBTQ+ people.
Research interests: mental and behavioral health disparities; LGBTQ+ community connection and peer support; sexual minority women; LGBTQ+ social policy analysis; telehealth; COVID pandemic impacts
Clinical practice interests: social work at the intersection of health, mental health, and behavioral health; LGBTQ+ individuals and communities; motivational interviewing; harm reduction, strengths and resilience-focused practice, trauma recovery; counseling intervention development