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Residential Long-Term Care
Social Work Research Network
Priscilla (Lilly) Allen, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor, LSU School of Social Work
Associate Director, LSU Life Course & Aging Center
311 Huey P. Long Fieldhouse
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Interest areas: Aging and Long Term Care, particularly nursing home care quality, the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, social work provision in nursing homes, interdisciplinary studies of healthy aging, policy issues of aging, ageism.
Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD, MSW
School of Social Work &
UI Aging Studies Program
Rm 308 North Hall
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
Ph 319. 335-1265
Interest areas: psychosocial issues facing nursing home residents and family members; role of the NH social worker, palliative and end-of-life care in nursing homes.
Robin P. Bonifas, MSW, PhD
School of Social Work
College of Public Programs
Arizona State University
Mail Code 3920
401 N. Central Ave, Suite 800
Phoenix, AZ 85004-0960
Interests: nursing home social work
Sonya Bowen, MSW
Senior Health Care Analyst
Office of Research, Development, & Information
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard, MS C3-24-07, Baltimore, MD 21244
Interests: LTC Social Work Area: Depression & Anxiety
Bob Connolly, MSW
Retired from CMS
Mailing address: 2536 N. Farm Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Areas of specific interest within LTC Social Work:
- Nursing home/MDS 3.0 October 2009 implementation requiring resident interview and use of standardized tools for depression, cognition, delirium, pain and activity preferences.
- Ways to recruit BSW and MSW social work students and interest faculty in LTC, ways to impact on social policy to focus more on aging and partnering with NH industry and nursing corporations for field placement and research.
- Research/clinical focus on following patients across settings of care, use of health information technology and addressing care coordination & transitions of care.
- Ways to link into Hartford and Atlantic Initiatives to strengthen sw in LTC
Jean Correll Munn, PhD
2511 C University Center, PO Box 3062570, College of Social Work, FSU, Tallahassee, FL 32306
Areas of specific interest: nursing homes, assisted living facilities, end of life, mixed methods
Colleen Galambos, PhD
School of Social Work
University of Missouri
523 Clark Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-4470
Phone: (573) 882-3701
Fax: (573) 882-8926
I am interested in is the continuum of care, but primarily nursing homes and assisted living. My areas of interest in long term care: psychosocial issues, use of technology, discharge planning, ethics, and administration.
Denise Gammonley, PhD
School of Social Work, PO Box 163358, University of Central FL, Orlando, FL 32816-3358
Areas of specific interest within LTC Social Work: workforce, psychosocial care quality, residents with severe and persistent mental illness, behavior problems in NH or ALF
Pat Gleason-Wynn, PhD, LCSW, RN
Gerontological Consultant, Lecturer
5009 Sheridan Court, Arlington, TX 76017
(817) 468-0979 (home); (817) 680-2236 (cell)
Interests: broad interests in long-term care
Roberta Greene, PhD
Professor and endowed chair
Home: 10704 Buckthorn Drive, Austin, TX 78759
Areas of specific interest within LTC Social Work: Nursing home and assisted living, psychosocial interventions.
Social Science Research Analyst
CMS, CBC, MPPG, DRAO
7500 Security Blvd., Mailstop: S2-24-27
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Interests: Hospice, end of life, support networks
Daniel B. Kaplan
Titles: (A) Doctoral Student, Columbia University School of Social Work; (B) Program Evaluator, Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholars Program; and (C) Director, Training & Technical Assistance Center, Geriatric Mental Health Alliance of New York
Mailing Address: 22 Forest Ave., Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
I am interested in all settings. Specific topics of interest include dementia, geriatric mental health, and workforce development and training.
Website Project Management Group .
Office of Beneficiary Information Services (OBIS)
Mailing Address: Mailstop, S1-01-26, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244
Areas of specific interest within LTC Social Work: nursing home
Nan Sook Park, PhD
School of Social Work, The University of Alabama,
Box 870314, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0314
Interest areas: Assisted Living; psychosocial issues in general; social engagement
Kelsey Simons, PhD, MSW
Health Science Specialist Hartford/ VA Social Work Scholar VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention 400 Fort Hill Avenue Canandaigua, NY 14424 (585) 393-7570
Interests: nursing home social work workforce issues, regulatory issues relative to psychosocial care, and psychosocial care quality.