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About BHWell


The Center for Behavioral Health and Well-Being Research (BHWell) is committed to developing, implementing, and disseminating collaborative research, training, and education. We seek to foster equity by advancing behavioral health and promoting well-being among individuals, families, and communities within and around, Baltimore, the State of Maryland, and globally. 

We focus on emerging adult and adult behavioral health and well-being, viewed and provided through an equity lens. We strive to provide leadership in the social work profession while partnering with other disciplines and community stakeholders to translate research into practice and inform future research based on practice experience and community input. 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

All programs and projects affiliated with BHWell are grounded in the ideals of our diverse profession. These ideals guide us to conduct and promote equitable, just, diverse, and inclusive research and practice. We strive to be a Center that supports research-informed practice and practice-informed research that actively challenges and responds to bias and all forms of discrimination and injustice. We seek to equitably improve access to care, dismantle policies, and structures that create and exacerbate disparities, and improve systems to share power and reduce systemic injustices. To accomplish this, the Center embraces practice- and community-engaged and informed research. 

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BHWell is located in the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work, but our work expands throughout the state of Maryland, country, and globe.

Founder & Faculty Executive Director,
Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey

Dr. Jodi Frey
BHWell Lab Welcome Video
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Learn about the Center by watching our introduction video by Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey.


For an extended overview with details about projects, please watch our conversation with Drs. Jodi Jacobson Frey and Jay Unick. View here.

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