University of Vermont

Faculty Biography

Faculty Biography | Jessica Strolin

Jessica Strolin

Jessica Strolin, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Waterman 437B
(802) 656-2173

Dr. Strolin-Goltzman is an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Vermont. Jessica is an implementation scholar focusing on the implementation and evaluation of evidence supported interventions with children, youth, families in real world child welfare, school and healthcare settings. She has served as Principal Investigator or Co-PI on several funded comprehensive implementation research grants in child welfare. In addition to her work in child welfare, Dr. Strolin-Goltzman is committed to bridging the gap between social work and neuroscience through investigating neurobiological effects of psychosocial interventions in maltreated and substance abusing youth. Her clinical practice experience includes adventure based/wilderness therapy, child welfare, expressive arts modalities, and adolescent substance abuse treatment. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and skiing with her family in the Vermont mountains.

Areas of Expertise:

Addictions/Substance Abuse; Adolescent Development; Child and Family Welfare; Organizational Development; Research Methods; School Social Work

Current Projects:

Vermont Child Welfare Training Partnership


Selected Publications

  • Strolin-Goltzman, J., Sisselman, A., Auerbach, C., Sharon, L. Spolter, S. & Corn, T. (2011) The moderating effect of school type on the relationship between school based health centers and the learning environment. Social Work in Public Health, 26(3).
  • Strolin-Goltzman, J. (2010) The Relationship Between School-Based Health Centers and The Learning Environment. Journal of School Health, 80 (3), 156-162.
  • Matto, H. & Strolin-Goltzman, J. (2010) Intergrating Social Neuroscience and Social Work: Innovations for Advancing Practice-Based Research, Social Work, 55 (2), 147-156.
  • Matto, H. Strolin-Goltzman, J., Mogro-Wilson, C. (2010). Dual-Processing Treatment Modality: An Innovative Treatment to Decrease Physiological Craving in Substance Abusers. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, 5(2), p. 113-125.
  • Strolin-Goltzman, J. (2010) Improving turnover in public child welfare: Outcomes from an organizational intervention. Children and Youth Services Review, 32 (10), 1388-1395.

Courses Taught in the Last 5 Years

Promoting well being for children and youth who have experienced trauma and; Psychosocial development in social work; Race and contemporary issues; Social Work Practice (MSW); Social work research methods; SW Practice


  • Ph.D. in Social Work from SUNY Albany

Awards & Honors

  • Top School Health Papers of 2010 from American School Health Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics : Members of the Physician Section of the American School Health Association (ASHA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on School Health have worked together to develop a list of important school health papers published in 2010. Members nominated research and review papers they found to be important for school health physicians and then voted on their top choices. A few key new or updated policy statements were also nominated. We are publishing a summary of the top 12 research and review papers and listing all new key policy statements. The top papers for 2010 address policy and 6 components of coordinated school health: health services, mental health, physical activity, nutrition, school environmental and community involvement. The studies cover students in elementary and secondary schools and include those with chronic conditions and other special needs. (2011)

Professional Associations

  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), National Association of Social Workers (NASW), National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN - NIDA), Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)