Haluk Soydan, PhD

Title(s)Senior Fellow for Global Research Impact, Research Professor of Social Work, Dept. of Social Change and Innovation
Phone+1 213 821 3619
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    USC School of Social Work 2011Excellence in Leadership and Creativity Award
    Campbell Collaboration2008Outstanding Contribution Award
    2008Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    Peking University 2006Ma Yinchu Population Science Lecture Series Award
    Campbell Collaboration2005Recognition of Outstanding Service
    The Kingdom of Sweden2004For Dedication and Ardour in the Service of the Nation
    Swedish Association of Textbook Authors 2004Triennial Award
    North American Resource Center for Child Welfare2003Pro Humanitate Literary Award
    Swedish Association of Textbook Authors2001Triennial Award
    Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development2000Recognition of Devoted Services
    Swedish Association of Textbook Authors1998Triennial Award

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    Haluk Soydan, who joined the USC School of Social Work in 2004, oversees the Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services. He has been professor of social work at the University of Gothenburg and Stockholm University, dean of social work at Orebro University and visiting professor at Columbia University and University of Pennsylvania. Soydan was the research director of the Institute for Evidence-Based Social Work Practice, which is part of Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfare, for 10 years and remains a senior advisor.

    His scientific publications include close to 40 books and book chapters and more than 100 journal articles, and he has received awards from The Swedish Association of Textbook Writers three times. The History of Ideas in Social Work (1999) is published in three languages. Soydan, Sandra Wilson and Mark Lipsey received the 2003 Pro Humanitate Award for "Intellectual Integrity and Moral Courage," a meta-analysis article on what works among ethnic juvenile delinquents in the United States.

    Soydan supports the movement for evidence-based research in practice internationally by having served as an invited expert to both the World Health Organization's Commission on Social Determinants of Health and to the Public Health Agency of Canada; organizer of the 2002 "Evidence-based Knowledge and Sustainable Social Development" seminar at the United Nations; scientific advisor to the What Works in Crime and Justice Panel of the Swedish National Board of Correctional Services; board member of the National Integration Office and co-founder of the International Campbell Collaboration, which he co-chaired from 2001-2007.

    His research experience includes program evaluation, systematic research reviews, qualitative studies of how human services organizations work, service delivery among ethnic clients and patients and core theoretical issues in social work research.

    Soydan is the recipient of more than 10 prestigious awards, including the "Zealous and Devoted Service to the Kingdom" honor from the Swedish government in 2004 and the "Excellence in Leadership and Creativity Award" from the USC School of Social Work in 2011.

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    1. Ferguson KM, Soydan H, Lee SY, Yamanaka A, Freer AS, Xie B. Evaluation of the CSEC Community Intervention Project (CCIP) in five U.S. Cities. Eval Rev. 2009 Dec; 33(6):568-97. PMID: 19779056.
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    2. Soydan H. Evidence-based medicine and knowledge dissemination, translation, and utilization: challenges of getting evidence-based treatments to patient care and service delivery. J Evid Based Med. 2009 Aug; 2(3):143-9. PMID: 21349007.
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