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Letteney, Susan

Letteney, Susan

Professor of Social Work
Social Work

Phone: 718-262-2614
Office Location: AC-3A08

Susan Letteney is Professor of Social Work in the York College Department of Social Work. She is Co-founder and Co-director of the Collaborative Research Group on Health Policy and Promotion at York College (CRG-HPP). The CRG-HPP's UrbanHealth Lab offers teaching and mentoring of students at all levels of the research process. Dr. Letteney teaches courses on social welfare programs and policies, human behavior, community organizing and generalist practice skills. Dr. Letteney has developed Writing Intensive and online courses. Her research focuses on issues that confront children and families affected by HIV and AIDS, including disclosure, stigma, social support, caregiving, custody planning and children’s adjustment to a parent’s HIV illness. Her social work practice experience includes the clinical and policy aspects of health/mental health programs for women and children in NYC.

Office Hours

Tuesday2-3 PM Room 3A08
Wednesday2-3 PM virtual by appointment
Thursday2-3 PM virtual by appointment
Other timesVirtual by appointment


DSW Yeshiva University Social Welfare 1997 
certificate New York University Post-Master's Advanced Clinical Social Work 1993 
MSW Hunter College Social Work 1988 
BS Vanderbilt University Education/Special Education 1977 

Areas of Expertise

  • HIV Disclosure to Infected and Affected Children
  • Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Family
  • Future Care and Custody Planning
  • Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors of Social Workers and HIV/AIDS
  • Sexual Minority Women and Health Care

Publications in Field Of Expertise