Elana Sandler

Assoc Prof of Practice, Asst Dir of Field: Comm. Partn. Eng.
  • School of Social Work



About Me

Elana Premack Sandler, MSW, LCSW, MPH is a full-time faculty member of the Simmons School of Social Work in the online Master degree program, SocialWork@Simmons. Her work in the program’s field education department includes engagement of field instructors and community partners as well as working directly with students and field department faculty. Prior to joining the Simmons faculty, she worked in community engagement initiatives in community-based agencies and healthcare systems. An area of professional focus for Ms. Sandler is suicide prevention. Over the past decade, she has provided training and consultation to clinicians, small organizations, and large systems on a public health approach to suicide prevention. She previously worked with the national Suicide Prevention Resource Center providing consultation to organizations on using evidence-based interventions and best practices for developing suicide prevention programs. Currently, she writes a blog for Psychology Today on suicide and suicide prevention, especially the intersection of mental health and social media. (Promoting Hope, Preventing Suicide). She earned a Master of Social Work and a Master of Public Health at Boston University.

What I Teach

  • SWO-446A/B Foundation Year Field Education
  • SWO-447A/B Advanced Year Field Education