Brooke Rawls

  • Assistant Professor, Academic Coordinator for the CWEB program

Brooke Rawls, Ph.D., LCSW, is the CWEB Academic Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work. In 2010, Dr. Rawls graduated from Slippery Rock University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. She later went on to receive her Master of Social Work (MSW) from California University of Pennsylvania in 2014. In May of 2019, Dr. Rawls graduated from Robert Morris University with a Ph.D. in Instructional Management and Leadership. Her dissertation focused on the impact of secondary traumatic stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue on bereavement doulas.

Dr. Rawls brings with her more than 11 years of diverse experience within the field of social work. Her professional experience includes casework at a county child welfare agency, medical social work, nursing home services, grief and loss support, and individual/couples counseling. When not at work, Dr. Rawls volunteers for the Gateway Midget Football and Cheerleading Association, where she currently serves as the Vice-President of Cheer. She enjoys traveling, reading, going to the movies, and spending time with her friends and family.  

Research Interests

  • Maternal child health
  • Bereavement doula/doula support
  • Perinatal loss
  • Integrated healthcare
  • Trauma informed practice
  • Compassion fatigue/compassion satisfaction
  • Child welfare

Areas of Expertise