© 2018 by the Grand Challenge to End Homelessness, an initiative of the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare

Leadership Team

Benjamin Henwood, PhD, LCSW
GC2EH Co-Lead & Assistant Professor
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Ben is a researcher and licensed clinical social worker who has served as an administrator, clinician and researcher for organizations serving adults experiencing homelessness and serious health conditions, including mental illness, physical disease and addiction. 

Deborah K. Padgett, PhD, MPH
GC2EH Co-Lead & Professor
NYU Silver School of Social Work

Dr. Deborah Padgett has a doctoral degree in anthropology and post-doctoral training in public health and services research. In addition to her research on homelessness and Housing First, Dr. Padgett is internationally known for her mentorship and advocacy of qualitative and mixed methods in research.

Brian Redline, BA
GC2EH National Coordinator & Research Project Coordinator
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Brian is a Research Project Coordinator at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, where he has been involved in research on homelessness and health using mixed qualitative and mHealth methods since 2014. In the coming years Brian hopes to pursue a career in medicine and health disparities research.