Linda Burton

Social Welfare

I have over 35 years of experience in mentoring students and faculty.  I directed NIMH’s Family Research Consortium Postdoctoral Training Program and African American Mental Health Research Training Program for over a decade.  I also received the Dean’s Excellence Award in Mentoring from Duke University.


Linda M. Burton is Dean and Professor of the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research integrates ethnographic and demographic approaches and examines the impact of inequality, poverty, and trauma on intergenerational family dynamics and on the accelerated life course transitions of children, adolescents, and adults in urban and rural settings.