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George LeibowitzProfessorSchool of Social Welfare


​Dr. George​ Leibowitz, PhD, LICSW, is an expert on opioid addiction and the negative impact these drugs can have. Leibowitz​ ​has been working as an interdisciplinary researcher, consultant, trainer, and licensed clinician in the related fields of adult and adolescent mental health and substance abuse assessment and treatment across the lifespan. He serves as cluster leader for Stony Brook University on a PCORI grant investigating the integration of evidence-supported Behavioral Health (BH) and primary care services. He was recently awarded a $1.8 million dollar HRSA grant, a collaboration between the Schools of Social Welfare and Nursing, to deliver behavioral health screening, brief intervention, and referral to underserved populations within Suffolk County, NY. 


  • PhD, University of Denver, CO
  • MSW, University of Denver, CO
  • BA, State University of New York at Buffalo