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Barbara Coats

Clinical Assistant Professor
Director for Field Instruction

AM, University of Chicago Social Service Administration

Email: bc1972@uic.edu
Phone: (312) 355-2386 
Room: 4131, ETMSW

Barbara Coats

Professional Interests 

  • Chronic Illnesses/physical and behavioral chronic illnesses
  • Homelessness
  • Community-based practice

Current Research

  • Geriatric Enrichment in Social Work Education Projects


  • Practice 
  • Human Behavior

Practice Experience

Crisis intervention, Home Health services for the elderly, working with people who have severe mental illness and chronic medical conditions 

Affiliations, Associations & Consultations 

  • National Association of Social Workers Council on Social Work Education
  • Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors
  • Association for Community Organization and Social Administration