Pablo ArriazaEducation

PhD, The University of Alabama; MSW, BS, Florida State University

Research Interests

The intersection of death and dying, grief, and bereavement with cultural factors; professional and ethical needs of bilingual and bicultural social workers; the effects of grief on military families


Dr. Pablo Arriaza is a core faculty professor in Walden’s Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services. Dr. Arriaza is independently licensed as a clinical social worker in Florida, Washington, and Alabama and has practiced micro and macro social work for the past 21 years; during the last 17 years he has provided direct services to military families both in the U.S. and abroad. He has published and presented with national and international leaders in the fields of social work and nursing. His current research focuses on assessing bereavement services and the use of complementary medicine in the Northeast. Dr. Arriaza was a co-principal investigator for research funded by a National Institutes of Health three-year grant exploring the biopsychosocial effects of exercise on people over 65.