Dr. Nicole Bromfield is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor in the
Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston. Her research interests are
globally focused on women and children’s health and social wellbeing, particularly in the global south. Her projects are driven by community needs and with outcomes focusing on positive social policy change. She holds an MSW in community organization/social administration and PhD in public policy, focusing on health policy, from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon completing her doctorate, Dr. Bromfield was a full-time faculty member working with BSW and MSW students at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) University. She was also on the team that developed the first MSW program in the Arabian Gulf region. Previously, she served as the program director for an educational capacity building program at the Embassy of the UAE in Washington, D.C., and she also volunteered with resettled refugees. Currently, Dr. Bromfield chairs the MSW curriculum committee at UH and is leading the reaccreditation process. In 2018, she completed a higher education leadership certificate program at Harvard University and she serves as a Commissioner of Educational Policy on the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).