Aissetu Ibrahima
Assistant Professor
Social Work
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-4760
Courses Taught
SWK 402- Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
SWK 404 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
SWK 415 – Field Practicum I
SWK 415 – Field Practicum II
SWK 432 – Family Centered Policy
Research Interests
Indigenous social work, community health, health disparities, maternal health

Ph.D., Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago

M.S., Social Work, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

B.A., Sociology and Social Administration, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Selected Publications

Ibrahima, A. B. (2017). 16 Asset Based Community Development (ABCD). Transforming Society: Strategies for Social Development from Singapore, Asia and Around the World91, 229.

Ibrahima, A. B., & Mattaini, M. A. (2018). Social work in Africa: Decolonizing methodologies and approaches. International Social Work,  0020872817742702.

Additional Information

Aissetu Barry Ibrahima got her Ph.D. in Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work. Dr. Aissetu has more than 10 years of post-master's social work field experience in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention and care, community health, education, peacebuilding and conflict resolution, addiction, and monitoring and evaluation in Ethiopia as well as the U.S. Dr. Aissetu’s research area can fall under community health and grassroots development. Her research broadly examines indigenous knowledge and cultural relevance in social services, and international polices, and health disparities in maternal health service provision and utilization. 

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Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4760
Office Hours
By appointment
Main Campus