Joseph R. Merighi, Ph.D.
Joseph R. Merighi, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Human Behavior at the Boston University School of Social Work, conducts research on social work practice in health care settings. With funding from the National Kidney Foundation, he has examined the professional role and occupational well-being of nephrology social work practitioners in hemodialysis clinics and transplant programs. In addition, he has been part of research teams that have investigated alcohol use in Portuguese social workers and substance use in men who have sex with men. Professor Merighi received an Outstanding Young Educator Award from the California Junior Chamber of Commerce, and he was the recipient of a Teacher Scholar Award from the Institute for Teaching and Learning at San José State University. In addition to his research and teaching, he is a consultant for the Council of Nephrology Social Workers, which is part of the National Kidney Foundation, the End Stage Renal Disease Network Coordinating Center, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Boston.