Amana MbisePh.D.

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Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
PSB 224B


  • Ph.D. Social Work, 2017 — University of Illinois; Chicago, IL
  • MSW (community health and urban development), 2012 — University of Illinois; Chicago, IL
  • B.A. Sociology (Hons), 2005 — University of Dar es salaam


Amana Mbise brings vast experiences in global health (HIV/AIDs and Malaria), refugee integration, and community development in Tanzania, Denmark, and the U.S. His scholarship centers around migration, human trafficking, and health equity. Mbise's ongoing and most recent works include an NIJ study on labor exploitation in Alaska and a Department of State grant to estimate the prevalence of human trafficking and domestic servitude in Tanzania. In collaboration with the Alaska Black Caucus, I led the first health needs assessment of Black Alaskans. The assessment—funded through the Anchorage Health Department—provides the first look at the overarching health status, needs, and strengths of the Black Community of Alaska.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Social work practice with individuals
  • Introduction to social welfare
  • Social work practice with organizations and communities
  • Transformational leadership in social work practice (MSW capstone preparation)
  • Refugee and immigrant health