Scott Miyake Geron

Scott Miyake GeronAssociate Professor
Social Welfare Policy
Director, Institute for Geriatric Social Work
Phone: 617-358-2633
sgeron@bu.edu

Education

AM, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration

PhD, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration

Courses Taught

WP 704  Social Policy and Programs on Aging
WP 901  Sociology of the Social Work Profession

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Health and long-term care policy and financing; social work effectiveness; home care and care management; program evaluation; geriatric assessment and quality measurement.

Selected Publications

Mills-Dick, K., Geron, S. M., & Erwin, H. (In press). Evaluation through collaboration: A model program of agency based training in geriatric social work. Journal of Gerontological Social Work.

Ruth, B.J., Wyatt, J., Chiasson, E., Geron, S. M., and Bachman, S. (In press). Social Work and Public Health: Comparing graduates from a dual-degree program. Journal of Social Work Education.

Pukstas, K., Parker, V., Brandeis, G., Hardt, E., Geron, S.M., & Engle, R. (2006). Improving intercultural staff communication in the long-term care setting. Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging.

Geron, S. M. & Keefe B. (2006). Moving evidence-based interventions to populations: A case study using social workers in primary care. Home Health Care Quarterly, 25(1&2).

Geron, S. M., Andrews, C. & Kuhn, K. (2005). Infusing aging skills into the social work practice community: Strategies for continuing professional education. Families in Society, 85(3), 431-440.

Geron, S. M. (2006). Comprehensive and multidimensional geriatric assessment. In B. Berkman (Ed.), Handbook of social work in health and aging. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Geron, S. M. (2006). Comprehensive and multidimensional geriatric assessment. In B. Berkman (Ed.), Handbook of social work in health and aging. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Geron, S. M. (2003). Functional assessment. In David Eckerdt (Ed). Macmillan encyclopedia of aging. Macmillan Publishing: NY.

Geron, S. M. & Hudson, R. B. (2001). Policy analysis: Issues and practices. In G. Maddox (Ed.), Encyclopedia of aging (vol. 2). Springer Publishing: New York. pp. 804-07.

Applebaum, R., Straker, J., and Geron, S. M. (2000). Assessing satisfaction in health and long-term care: Practical approaches to hearing the voices of consumers. Springer Publishing Co.

Selected Presentations

Geron, S. M. (2006, March). Where the rubber meets the sky: Strategies for advancing geriatric social work practice. Presentation at symposium, Integrating Social Work Into Primary Care Practice, at the Annual Meeting of the American Society on Aging/National Council on Aging. Annaheim, CA.

Geron, S. M., Keefe, B., & Enguidanos, S. (2006, March). Social work in primary care intervention. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society on Aging/National Council on Aging. Annaheim, CA.

Geron, S. M. & Kuhn, K. (2006, March). Moving innovation into practice: Training strategies for continuing professional education. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society on Aging/National Council on Aging.Annaheim, CA.

Geron, S. M. (2005, November). Update on aging funding activities. Symposium presentation at the annual conference of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors. Austin, TX.

Geron, S. M. (2005, March). Developing clinical skills in social work practitioners working with older adults: Strategies for professional education. Symposium presentation at the annual meetinig of American Society on Aging/National Council on Aging. Philadelphia, PA.

Geron, S. M. & Keefe, B. (2005, February). Social work in primary care intervention. Presentation at the annual program meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. New York, NY.

Selected Grant Activity

Institute for Geriatric Social Work, 2004-2007. Principal Investigator and Director, funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies. The Institute for Geriatric Social Work (IGSW) is dedicated to strengthening the workforce to care for a rapidly aging society through educational innovation, research on evidence-based practice and policy initiatives.

Practicum Partnership Program Adoption Initiative, 2007-2010, funded by the New York Academy of Medicine. Part of The John A. Hartford Foundation social work initiatives, this award supports the Boston GEM Consortium, a university-community partnership to provide MSW students with aging-rich field experiences across the continuum of care.

Working with Older Adults Video Training Program, National Institute on Aging. IGSW is working with the New England Research Institutes (NERI) on a Phase I SBIR grant to develop to develop a series of geriatric social work training videos that can be used in classrooms, in face-to-face training, or in online training.

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Consulting and Professional Activities

Invited participant in Research Symposium on Caregiver Assessment by the National Caregiver Alliance. San Francisco, CA. 2005.

Consultant to develop outcome measures for the U.S. Administration on Aging for the Performance Outcomes Measures Project (POMP), 1999-2003.

Consultant to Jeannette Takamura, Assistant Secretary of Aging and Commissioner of the Administration on Aging for the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, to identify performance measures and develop a plan for e valuating programs authorized under Title III-B of the Older American’s Act.

Board member, American Society on Aging, 2001-present; American Bar Association, Commission on Law and Aging, 2004 – present; Visiting Nurse Association, Boston, 2003-present.

Editorial chair, Diversity Currents. Newsletter of the Network on Multicultural Aging of the American Society on Aging.

Editorial Board member, Home Health Quarterly.

Editorial Board member, Social Work Today.

Awards and Honors

2005-Invited participant to the conference “Toward New Workforce Strategies in Care for the Aging” held at the New York Academy of Medicine. October, 19, 2005. New York, NY.

2005-One of 500 participants invited to the Social Work Congress to discuss the future of the social work profession. Washington, DC.

2005-Invited to participate in Research Symposium on Caregiver Assessment by the National Caregiver Alliance. San Francisco, CA.

2003-Invited to serve on Expert Panel on Quality and Effectiveness for the National Association of State Units on Aging.