Jo Brocato

Professor Jo Brocato is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Virginia and Florida and is also a Certified Addiction Professional. She teaches Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment and is a Thesis advisor. She has worked in culturally diverse South Florida with adolescents and adults who have substance misuse and mental health disorders and their families since 1979. For the past ten years, she has developed and directed programs in both community-based and secure custody settings. 


  • M.S.W. Florida International University, 1988
  • Ph.D. Florida International University, 2004

Dr. Brocato's current interests are in the following areas:

  • Substance misuse
  • Drug policy
  • Administration
  • Social justice
  • Poverty
  • The empirical evaluation of community-based harm reduction interventions

  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Mental Health
  • Social Policy

  • Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse
  • Thesis Advising