Ren Winnett, DSW, LICSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work


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Office Location: Xavier Hall - 114

Office Hours: (On Campus) Mon: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (On Campus) Wed: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Curriculum Vitae: View my CV

  • Professional
  • Biography

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Health Care
  • Health Care and Homelessness
  • Mental Health in Adult Populations
  • Substance Use in Adult Populations
  • Health Care Social Work From A Global Perspective

Selected Publications


  • Navigating Human Service Organizations: Essential Information for Thriving and Surviving in Agencies, 4th ed. (Oxford University Press 2020) : View Book
  • Health Care Social Work: A Global Perspective (Oxford University Press 2019) : View Book

Professional Memberships/Organizations


Dr. Ren Winnett is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA. He has practiced hospital-based clinical social work over 20 years and focuses on adult populations with acute health conditions and comorbid psychiatric, addiction, and behavioral needs. Dr. Winnett is an editor and a chapter author of Health Care Social Work: A Global Perspective (Oxford, 2019), as well as a co-author of Navigating Human Services Organizations: Essential Information for Thriving and Surviving in Agencies (4th ed., Oxford, 2020). His most recent work, “The experiences of hospital social workers who care for homeless patients: An interpretive phenomenological analysis” can be found in Social Work in Health Care (2022). His current research interests include the care of hospital patients experiencing homelessness, clinical intervention in hospitals, and health care social work on a global spectrum.