PAUL LANIER
PhD, Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
Cohort One Fellow
planier@unc.edu

Academic Mentor
Melissa Jonson-Reid
Professor, George Warren Brown School of Social Work and Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis

Policy Mentor
Melinda Ohlemiller
Chief Executive Officer, Nurses for Newborns

Current Institutional Affiliation
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work: Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise
Home Visiting and Maltreatment Prevention, Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs, Mental Health and Well-Being


BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Lanier is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work, where he teaches courses in social policy and program evaluation. Dr. Lanier is also a faculty research fellow with the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Dr. Lanier received his doctoral degree from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. As a doctoral student he was selected as a fellow with the national Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, and a NIMH T32 fellow at the Center for Mental Health Services Research. Dr. Lanier is an expert in developing, evaluating, and scaling-up evidence-based prevention programs in child welfare, mental health, and early childhood systems.