IRB Membership Representation

Sophia F. Dziegielewski is a Professor and Associate Director of Research in the School of Social Work in the College of Health and Public Affairs at UCF.

Educational qualifications include her MSW and Ph.D. in Social Work from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

Dr. Dziegielewski previously served UCF as Professor in the School of Social Work and as IRB Chair  from  2001  to 2004. In 2004 she accepted a position as Professor and Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati (UC), Cincinnati, OH. In addition to her duties as Dean, from February 2006 to July 2006 she served as Chair of IRB, Behavioral Science Review Board and later maintained an active role as board member. Throughout her social work academic and practice career she has been active in the area of evidence-based practice and research in the area of health and mental health.

In the national magazine "Social Worker Today" in 2003 a feature story about Dr. Dziegielewski referred to her as a "legend" in her field.  She is the recipient of numerous awards, and supports her research and practice activity with 7 funded grants/contracts and over 125 publications, including 7 textbooks, 85 articles, numerous book chapters and numerous national workshops and community presentations.