Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


Malcome, Marion, Ph.D., LCSW

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Office #:  538

Phone: 312.915-7597

Email: mmalcome@luc.edu


Dr. Marion Malcome is an Assistant Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. Her scholarship and community work focus on reducing health and mental health disparities within marginalized communities of color. Informed by more than a decade of clinical social work practice in community mental health, Dr. Malcome’s research is situated at the intersection of race(ism), place, and mental health. Using quantitative and qualitative methodologies, she centers on the lived experiences of Black mothers to examine the long-term mental health impact of exposure to multi-contextual racism, violence, and other stressors within high-burden urban neighborhoods and communities. She uses findings from her research to inform the development and testing of anti-racist, culturally relevant mental health practices and policies designed to improve the quality of care and lead to health equity. Prior to joining Loyola University Chicago, Dr. Malcome completed her doctoral studies at the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. While at the University of Chicago, she was a National Institute of Health (NIH) T32 Health Services Research Predoctoral Fellow. She also holds an MSW and a BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Black mothers’ mental health and wellbeing
  • Structural racism and race-related stressors
  • Community violence and community safety
  • Neighborhood social processes
  • Mixed-methods research
  • Antiracist social work practice

Courses Taught

  • SOWK 501 Human Behavior in the Social Environment – II
  • SOWK 818 Social Work Research Methodology