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Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Masters of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Masters of Science in Social Work, University of Wisconsin, Madison. USA
Bachelor of Social Work, University of Botswana
Diploma in Social Work, University of Botswana
Tirelo Modie-Moroka is an Associate Professor at the University of Botswana, Department of Social Work. She is a public health social worker who is broadly-trained in the behavioural and social sciences and uses this breadth to investigate various dimensions of health behaviour relative to broader social patterns. Her main teaching areas include theory and social work practice, mental health, chronic illness and disability, social science research, and intervention design. She has devoted her career to applied social work research, using both quantitative and qualitative methods, to develop and test the efficacy of public health and social work interventions among different client populations. She has dedicated her academic career to finding better ways to help communities prevent and respond to various problems. Her previous work has included research on social determinants of health and illness, stress and health outcomes, social support and social capital, women and youth in prison, adherence, severe and persistent mental illness, gender-based violence, alcohol abuse and cross-border migration, HIV risk and COVID-19. She has provided technical assistance in the development, implementation, and evaluation of health and social service programs. She is currently working on a collaborative research project on the assessments of the psychosocial dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic among university students in five African countries.