Dr. Marcia A. Shobe, Ph.D. LMSW, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work. Her research focuses on health disparities, community development and anti-poverty policy, research, and practice initiatives for low-income individuals and families. Over the past several years Dr. Shobe has collaborated with colleagues to conduct multi-site and multi-state research that examines the effects of Individual Development Account (IDA) and Educational Development Account (EDA) savings programs on health and well-being for African American, Latino, and non-Hispanic white IDA savers, and the savings experiences and behaviors of female African-American IDA members. Dr. Shobe has also collaborated with experts in nursing, epidemiology, and health administration on studies related to the health behaviors and health literacy of low-income Latino immigrants.
Dr. Shobe succeeded founding Inquiry editor, Dr. Barbara Shadden, upon Shadden’s retirement in 2011.