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Department of Social Work
1339 Wahnish Way
300 Banneker Building B
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
Barbara Haile, D.S.W., MSW
Associate Professor
Contact: Room 311, (850) 412-7554
E-mail:  barbara.haile@famu.edu

Dr. Barbara Haile received her  D.S.W. in Social Welfare Policy from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.S.W. (with a focus on Health Care Policy and Planning) from Howard University. Dr. Haile also has a M.A. in Sociology from Indiana University and a  B.S.W. from the University of Kentucky.  Dr Haile has extensive experience in the areas of administration and social policy.  The recipient of a Senior Congressional Fellowship, she served in the U.S. House of Representatives in two capacities:  the Committee on Ways and Means’ Subcommittee on Public Assistance and Unemployment Compensation, preparing briefing documents for Congressional hearings, and in the office of a U.S. Congressman, tracking and analyzing legislative initiatives in health care, poverty, and human services. Dr. Haile’s current research interests are HIV/AIDS, in both the American and South African contexts; gerontology; and the role of social workers in affecting policy changes.  She has conducted research, published, and presented scholarly papers in these areas.  One of her passions is to decrease the incidence of HIV among African Americans, particularly women, through family and community education.  Dr. Haile currently teaches graduate courses in social policy and is the Coordinator of the social welfare policies and programs sequence.