Golnaz Agahi

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Contact Information
Orange County
Department of Study 
Social Change and Innovation
MSW/MPH, California State University, San Diego, 1998
BS, University of California, Irvine, 1995

GOLNAZ AGAHI, a licensed clinical social worker, teaches foundation and concentration year classes. She brings more than 15 years of experience working both in public health and social services settings.

In addition to her part-time position at USC, Agahi is a consultant to the County of Orange Health Care Agency, Division of Prevention and Early Intervention, where she assists in program planning, grant writing and program evaluation. She also provides technical assistance and training to community-based organizations addressing safety topics, such as crisis intervention, gangs and suicide prevention. Furthermore, she continues to work as a clinical social worker at Kaiser Permanente in the Orange County Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry and Health Education Departments. Additionally, Agahi is an appointed member of the California Women's Health Council, which advises the California Department of Health Services and California Department of Public Health regarding women's health issues.

Her past work, research and publications have addressed the following topics: alcohol and drug prevention and treatment, high-risk and homeless youth services, gang prevention and intervention, and crisis intervention. Agahi received dual master's degrees in public health and social work from San Diego State University, with an emphasis in maternal and child health and administration.

Selected Publications

Agahi, G. (2012). In Grobman L. & Clements J (Eds.) Riding the Mutual Aid Bus and Other Adventures in Group Work. Harrisburg, PA: White Hat Communications.

Warf, C., Clark, L., Desai, M., Calvo, R. & Agahi, G. (2010). Coming of Age on the Streets; Survival Sex Among Homeless Adolescent Females in Hollywood. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46(2), S37-S38.

Agahi, G. (1998). Assessing Outcomes of Case Management Among Pregnant and Parenting Addicted Women. San Diego, CA: San Diego State University.