Arturo Baiocchi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Division of Social Work

Mariposa Hall Rm 5043

(916) 278-4227  


Professional Degrees

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Minnesota, 2014
  • M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2005
  • B.A., History and Psychology, UC Davis, 2000

Research Interests

Professor Baiocchi is generally interested in how social research can be applied to better understand policies and barriers affecting vulnerable populations (e.g., transitional age youth, former foster youth, homeless adults). His research projects have explored topics related to mental health, homelessness, the transition to adulthood, child welfare policies, and racial identity among immigrant young adults. He has experience employing mixed-methodologies (survey research, ethnography, semi-experimental design etc.) in a variety of interdisciplinary settings (sociology, social work, psychology, public health, program evaluation). His scholarship lays at the intersection of applied social research, social work, and public-medical sociology.

Dr. Baiocchi is also a research fellow at the Institute for Social Research at Sacramento State University.


Complete listing of Dr. Baiocchi's research and publications.

Current Projects

  • 2017 Sacramento County Point-in-Time Count (Principal Investigator)
  • Smart Policing Initiative: Sac. County Sheriff Depot Homeless Outreach Team (Principal Investigator)
  • California SPEAKS on Social Welfare (Co-Investigator)


  • SWRK 235A: Theoretical Foundations of Social Work
  • SWRK 501/502: Advanced Research Methods
  • SWRK 136: Poverty and Homelessness in the US
  • SWRK 110/110: Research Methods/Statistics in Social Work