Professor Liechty holds a joint appointment with the School of Social Work and College of Medicine. Her research and practice interests are in exploring the psychosocial dimensions of health, wellness, chronic conditions and disabilities, and how the processes of growth and healing leading to greater quality of life. Dr. Liechty has worked for over 14 years as a licensed social worker in hospitals, clinics, and health promotion programs with families and adolescents, adults with developmental and physical disabilities, and persons with chronic illness. She received her PhD in Family Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Liechty's complete bio can be found here.