Arturo Baiocchi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Division of Social Work
Mariposa Hall Room 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

Areas of Interest (research, practice, education)

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.


SWRK 110 ~ Statistics and Research for Social Work
SWRK 111 ~ Research Methods and Program Evaluation
SWRK 136 ~ Poverty and Homelessness in America
SWRK 235A ~ Theoretical Bases of Social Behavior
SWRK 501/502 ~ Advanced Research Methods/Integrative Capstone Project

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)


Click here for a complete list of Dr. Baiocchi's research and publications