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    Robert Lucio, PhD

    Associate Professor Dr. Robert Lucio received a B.A from the University of Florida, M.S.W. from Florida State University, and a PH.D. in Social Work from the University of South Florida. Dr. Lucio is a licensed clinical social worker, with over 18 years of experience working directly with youth of adverse behavioral, academic, and mental health outcomes. He has taught at the Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral level, including courses on research, practice, cultural competence, child development, and family/community violence. Dr. Lucio has also consulted with local school districts to enhance social workers use of evidence informed interventions and has been actively involved school behavioral health. Dr. Lucio is experienced at developing models of risk and protective factors in youth, providing trainings on cultural competence, and serving as a national panelist looking at the impact of ethnicity and ethnicity and cultural diversity on the educational outcomes for youth with disabilities for the U.S. Department of Education. His focus is on how risk and protective factors interact to affect child, youth and family cognitive, social, and emotional development. Findings of his work demonstrated that many of the same risk and protective factors have an impact on the mental health of children in school settings, child development, maternal and child health, and adolescent pregnancy, making the investigation of these factors crucial to the development of interventions to alleviate these concerns.


    • BA, University of Florida
    • MSW, Florida State University
    • PhD, University of South Florida (Social Work)

    Courses Taught

    • SWK-520 Social Welfare Policy
    • SWK-540 Social Work Research Methods
    • SWK-570 Social Work Macro Practice
    • SWK-640 Evidence-Based Social Work Practice
    • SWK-660 Field Practicum IV