Janet M Liechty

Janet M Liechty
Janet M Liechty
Associate Professor
Biomedical and Translational Sciences
Course Director, Foundations
Carle Illinois College of Medicine


  • B.A., Social Work, Goshen College, Indiana
  • MSW, University of Maryland, School of Social Work, Baltimore, MD
  • Ph.D., Family Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

Research Interests

  • Professor Liechty’s research and practice interests are in exploring the psychosocial dimensions of health, wellness, chronic conditions and disability, and processes of growth and healing leading to greater quality of life. Of particular interest is how family processes influence health beliefs and behaviors in young children through young adulthood; and the interplay between individual, family, culture, and social determinants of health. A second area of interest is in healthcare professional education to enhance cultural competency, family systems awareness, interdisciplinary team care, and integrated behavioral and primary care.

Recent Courses Taught

  • SOCW 199 - HEALS Seminar
  • SOCW 553 - Integrated Behav. Health & HC
  • SOCW 561 - Integrated BH & Primary Care