Sarah Dow-Fleisner

Assistant Professor

School of Social Work

University of British Columbia Okanagan

Dr. Sarah Dow-Fleisner is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Colombia – Okanagan. Dr. Dow-Fleisner has a PhD in social work from Boston College and a MA in child development with a clinical developmental psychology concentration from Tufts University. Broadly, her research focuses on successful adaptation in the context of adversity, with a focus on deconstructing the intergenerational transmission of mental illness and substance use. Her research integrates social work, developmental psychology, and public health traditions to generate a more holistic understanding of the pathways to resilience for high risk children and youth.

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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