Karin M. Eyrich-Garg, PhD, MPE
Dr. Eyrich-Garg completed her clinical social work training (MSW) in children, youth, and families at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. She has worked clinically with teenagers and their families using individual-, family-, and group-level interventions.
While earning her MSW, Dr. Eyrich-Garg worked as a front-line staff person at a shelter for women who were experiencing homelessness, mental illness, and substance use problems—and she fell in love with the population. After graduating with her MSW, Dr. Eyrich-Garg returned to the George Warren Brown School of Social Work to earn her PhD, conducting research with persons experiencing homelessness. While completing her PhD, she concurrently completed a master’s degree in Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in a National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded Predoctoral Fellowship in Substance Use Comorbidity and Biostatistics. Afterwards, she completed a NIDA-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Substance Abuse Treatment Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Treatment Research Center and Treatment Research Institute.
Dr. Eyrich-Garg is currently an Associate Professor at Temple University’s School of Social Work. Since 1998, she has taught undergraduate and graduate students in Social Work and in Public Health at three different universities. These experiences have made her keenly aware of the issues facing both traditional and nontraditional college and graduate students.
Dr. Eyrich-Garg is a clinician and teacher who deeply respects students of all backgrounds, including those who come from historically oppressed and traditionally underserved populations. She enjoys working with a diverse (national origin, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion/spirituality, socio-economic class, age, ability, and geography) range of clients.