Irene Hegarty

Hegarty, Irene

Title: Assistant Professor of Social Work

College: College of Professional and Liberal Studies

Department: Department of Social Work and Sociology

Phone: 304-384-5174

Discipline: Social Work

Room: Marsh Hall 119

Hegarty, Irene


Dr. Hegarty’s research interests include intersectional and critical race theory, acculturation and migration trauma, prevention of gender-based violence and capacity building within the context of community and policy advocacy. Dr. Hegarty has also serves on numerous community-based committees and is a community leader in the social justice advocacy space.


B.A. Psychology: West Chester University of PA
M.S.W: Our Lady of the Lake University
D.S.W: Tulane University


Salami, T., Lima, A., Hari, C., Hegarty, I., Jacobs, A., & Galicia, B. (2021). Mental health service delivery for IPV victims during the Covid-19 pandemic: technology as a path forward. The Behavior Therapist.

Salami, T., Boland, G., Hari, C., Hegarty, & Williams (2022). Digital training in the wake of a pandemic: Using technology to train healthcare professionals in the identification of human trafficking victims. Bulletin Menninger (Journal).