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Andrea Witkin

Adjunct Professor
Online Psychology, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dr. Andrea Witkin has spent the last decade as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Research Methods at the University of Southern California (USC). In addition to Research Methods, Dr. Witkin has taught Policy, Human Behavior, and Program and Practice Evaluation. Professor Witkin has an extensive background in Research and Practice conducting and designing behavioral interventions for at-risk youth. As a Research Project Director at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute (now Semel Institute), Dr. Witkin has worked with diverse populations on numerous federally funded grants aimed at reducing sexual risk behaviors among adolescents and people living with HIV. She has also collaborated on research grants with International Universities, such as La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, where she co-facilitated a three-year study on homeless and runaway youth. She has strong interests in areas related to adolescent mental health, school violence, and evaluation efficacy of behavioral interventions.

Dr. Witkin works with many community agencies and partners, including First 5 LA and the ABC Unified School District. She previously helped the school district implement and design program evaluations and standards of best practice. Professor Witkin currently implements and evaluates the efficacy of programs aimed at reducing child maltreatment and neglect as well as poverty alleviation.



  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MSW, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, Loyola Marymount University
  • BA, Loyola Marymount University