Llewellyn Cornelius, AM’85, Ph.D. ‘88

1996 Recipient of the Elizabeth Butler Award

Past Award Winners

Llewellyn Cornelius

Llewellyn J. Cornelius, PhD, LCSW is the Donald L. Hollowell Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies at the University of Georgia School of Social Work. He was previously a professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He has more than 29 years of experience in equity and disparities research. For the last 13 years, he taught a doctoral research practicum, where he assisted students in the development, pilot testing, and fielding of surveys. In addition to teaching survey research, he has been involved in the design and implementation of a multitude of community, state, and federal studies. This included working on: national surveys for the National Centers for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Agency for Health Care Quality and Research; a statewide of the participation of physicians in Medicaid managed care; a statewide survey which examined the cultural competency of mental health providers; and community surveys which examined on Cancer disparities.

He recently served as the chair of the National Center for Health Statistics, Board of Scientific Counselors, a board of research scientists who advise the director of NCHS regarding the design and management of a multitude of federal health surveys. He also co-authored the 3rd edition of the book Designing and Conducting Health Surveys with Lu Ann Aday (published in April of 2006).

He was the co-editor of a special issue in the journal Health and Social Work on HIV/AIDS among persons of color that was published in November, 2009. He received his doctorate from the University of Chicago, School of Social Services Administration and has extensive research experience in examining the issue of equity of access to medical delivery and the outcome of care for African Americans and Latinos.

Skylar Cole

Skylar Cole, AM ’14

Cole has quickly advanced to a leadership role that includes training staff and supervising social work interns. She developed a professional development plan that emulates what she learned at SSA regarding policies, practices, and perspectives. She also believes that SSA prepared her very well to work on teams, both professionally and in the community.