Director, Ph.D. Program
- Ph.D., Social Work, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil
- MSW, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University/University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- B.A., Communication Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Contact279 Williams Street, Room 351 Athens, GA 30602
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (706) 542-5471
Tiffany Washington has five years of direct practice experience in medical social work. Her research interests include designing and implementing culturally-targeted social and behavioral interventions to reduce the burden of health disparities and improve psychosocial outcomes in older chronic kidney disease patients and dementia caregivers. She is the recipient of several research and training grants, including the John A. Hartford Doctoral Fellowship, and has authored or co-authored peer-reviewed articles in The Gerontologists, Social Work in Public Health, and Social Work Research. She has also delivered presentations to national audiences, including The Gerontological Society of America and the American Society of Neprhology.
Washington’s teaching interests encompass aging and health, social work practice in health care settings, generalists social work practice, and service-learning. Of note, Washington designed a dementia caregiving service-learning course that takes an engaged scholarship approach of integrating research, teaching, and service to understand the impact of dementia on individuals, families, and communities.
Social work practice with older adults ; medical social work; dementia Caregiving; service learning
Dementia caregiving ; disease self-management in older adults; health disparities in chronic kidney disease ; implementation science and intervention research