NYU Silver School of Social Work
Dr. Victoria Stanhope is an associate professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. Her professional interests are mental health services research and policy, and her areas of specialization are recovery, person-centered care, case management, and primary and behavioral healthcare integration, as well as mental health services and mental health policy.
Dr. Stanhope teaches social welfare policy and research methods and has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and also LaSalle University. She practiced as a social worker in community-based mental health providing case management services to people with severe mental illnesses. Dr. Stanhope received her PhD in social welfare from the University of Pennsylvania and her Master's of social work from the University of Pittsburgh.
Prior to her social work career, Dr. Stanhope worked for years on policy issues in Washington, DC, and as an advocate for school psychologists in the areas of mental health, health care, and diversity issues. She participated in national coalitions of public interest organizations lobbying Congress and the administration on issues related to health care reform, welfare reform, and mental health parity. She received a Master's in public policy from the George Washington University.