April Mallory, LCSW, MAC, is a clinician and social work educator. She is part of a team that evaluates physicians and other professionals for fitness for duty at the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program. She previously worked as a social worker on the dual diagnosis unit of a psychiatric hospital, an intake assessor in an emergency room setting, and as a treatment provider for drug court participants.
Professor Mallory has taught AA, BSW, and MSW students in Indiana and Tennessee, starting in 2010. She teaches face-to-face and online classes focused on the fundamentals of social work practice, psychopathology and mental health diagnosis, and substance use disorders. Her research areas of interest include physician health and wellness, neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), and the criminalization of pregnancy.
Professor Mallory’s favorite self-care activity is attending live music shows—in backyards, clubs, theatres, arenas, and even cruises. She is frequently in the middle of a home construction project and is always ready to discuss adopting retired racing greyhounds.
Watson, C. M. & Mallory, A. (2017). The criminalization of addiction in pregnancy: Is this what justice looks like? The New Social Worker. Winter 2017.
Watson, C., Mallory, A., & Crossland, A. (2019). The spiritual and ethical implications of medication-assisted recovery in pregnancy: Preserving the dignity and worth of mother and baby. Social Work & Christianity, 46(3), 66-86. https://doi.org/10.34043/swc.v46i3.82