Betty Tonui

Betty C. Tonui, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Assistant Professor
Varner Hall, Room 518

Research Interests

  • Immigrants and refugees
  • Mental health interventions
  • Health disparities
  • Social determinants of health
  • International social work
  • Community-based participatory research

Teaching Interests

  • Human behavior in the social environment
  • Human behavior and diverse populations
  • Immigrants and refugee policy
  • International social work
  • Introduction to social work

Selected Publications

  1. Tonui, B. C., & Mitschke, D. B. (In press). “We still keep our culture to stay alive”: Acculturation and Adaptation among Resettled Young Adult Refugees from Burma. Accepted by the Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work
  2. Baiden, P., Tadeo, S.K., Tonui, B. C., Seastrunk, J. D., & Boateng, G. O. (2019). “Association between insufficient sleep and suicidal ideation among adolescents.” The Psychiatry Research.
  3. Keyes, L., Crutchfield, J. & Tonui, B. C. (2019). “The Intersectionality of White privilege and colorism in a racially institutionalized nation: A qualitative Interpretive Meta-Synthesis.” The Journal of African American Studies
  4. Ravi, K. E., & Tonui, B. C. (2019). A Systematic Review of the Child Exposure to Domestic Violence Scale. The British Journal of Social Work.
  5. Small, E., Sharma, B. B., Nikolova, S.P., & Tonui, B. C. (2019). Hegemonic Masculinity Attitudes toward Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting among College Students in Sierra Leone.  Journal of Transcultural Nursing.
  6. Baiden, P., Kuuire, V. Z., Shrestha, N., Tonui, B. C., Dako-Gyeke, M., & Peters, K. K. (2018). Bullying victimization as a predictor of suicidal ideation and suicide attempt among senior high school students in Ghana: results from the 2012 Ghana Global School-Based Health Survey. Journal of School Violence, 118.

Professional Affiliations

  • Phi-Alpha National Honors Society
  • Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)
  • Council on Social Work Education