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Megan Fabbri, MSW, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Megan Fabbri (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in social work at West Virginia University. Her community-engaged research focuses on the human rights of individuals in vulnerable situations from a global social work perspective. Dr. Fabbri is currently working in Belize to assist with the implementation of mental health care interventions in low-resourced communities. She has also worked in Colombia with both domestic Colombian and migrant Venezuelan women in sex work during the Covid-19 pandemic to increase access to formal social services. Additionally, Dr. Fabbri has extensive teaching experience focusing on social work pedagogy, community organizing, and social welfare policy. Prior to academic work, Dr. Fabbri worked predominantly with migrant children and their families where she supported and advocated for services, specifically in the areas of education and health care.


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University 
  • MSW, The University of Pittsburgh
  • BSW, Shippensburg University, PA


  • Migration
  • Sex Work
  • Human Rights
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Global Social Work


    • Organizations and Communities
    • Social Welfare Policy
    • International Social Work
    • Social Justice


    • Member, Council on Social Work Education
    • Member, Society for Social Work Research
    • Member, International Federation of Social Workers
    • Member, International Consortium for Social Development


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