Judith G. Gonyea
Professor, Social Research
BS, University of Connecticut
MSW, University of Washington
PhD, University of Washington
SR 743 Introduction to Social Work Research I
SR 744 Social Work Research II
WP 706 Social Welfare Policy and the Family
Scholarly and Practice Interests
Intergenerational family relations; family caregiving; work-family interface; older women’s economic and health status; vulnerable urban elders; aging politics and policies; and evaluation of community-based programs and services.
Gonyea, J.G. (in press). Housing, health and quality of life. In B. Berkman (Ed.) The Handbook of Aging in Social Work, 2nd Ed. New York, NY: Springer Publication.
Gonyea, J.G. (in press). The policy challenges of a larger and more diverse oldest old population. In R.B. Hudson (Ed.) The New Politics of Old Age Policy, 3rd edition. MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Hudson, R.B., & Gonyea, J.G. (in press). The shifting political construction of older Americans as a target population. In R.B. Hudson (Ed.) The New Politics of Old Age Policy, 3rd edition. MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Gonyea, J.G. (in press). Changing demographics: Aging in America. In L. Ganong, M. Coleman, & J. G. Golson (Eds). Social History of the American Family, CA: Sage.
Hahm, H.C., Gonyea, J.G., Chiao, C., & Koritsanszky, L.A. (2014). Fractured identity: A framework for understanding young Asian-American women’s self-harm and suicidal behaviors. Race and Social Problems.
Gonyea, J.G., & Burnes, K. (2013). Aging Well at Home: Evaluation of a neighborhood-based pilot project to “Put connection back in community.” Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 27, 333-347. doi: 10.1080/02763893.2013.813425
Gonyea, J.G. (2013). Changing family demographics, multigenerational bonds, and care of the oldest old. Public Policy & Aging Report, 23(2), 11-15.
Gonyea, J.G. (2013). Midlife, multigenerational bonds, and caregiving. In R. Tully & R. Montgomery (Eds.) Caregiving Across the Life Span. New York: Springer. 105-132.
Hudson, R.B., & Gonyea, J.G. (2012). Baby boomers and the shifting political construction of old age. Gerontologist, 52, 272-282.
Bachman, S.S., & Gonyea, J.G. (2012). Improving health care delivery to aging adults with disabilities: Social work with dual eligibles in a climate of health care reform. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 55, 191-207.
Gonyea, J.G., & Hudson, R.B. (2011). Promoting employment and community service among low-income seniors: Successes and challenges of the Senior Community Service Employment Program. Aging and Public Policy Report, 21, 40-47.
Gonyea, J.G., Mills-Dick, K., & Bachman, S.S. (2010). The complexities of elder homelessness, a shifting political landscape and emerging community responses. Journal of Gerontological Social Work.
Gonyea, J.G. (2010). The oldest old and a long-lived society: Challenges for U.S. Public Policy. In R.B. Hudson (Ed.) The New Politics of Old Age Policy, 2nd edition. MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Gonyea, J.G., Paris, R., and de Saxe Zerden, L. (2008). Adult daughters and aging mothers: The role of guilt in the experience of caregiver burden. Aging & Mental Health, 12, 559-567.
Gonyea, J.G. ( 2008). America’s aging workforce: A critical business Issue. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 23, xxiii-xxxv.
Gonyea, J.G. (2008). Understanding the persistent gender gap in late life economic security. NASW News: Aging Section Connection, 2, 1-5.
Gonyea, J.G., & Bachman, S.S. (2008). Correlates of psychological distress among older residents of urban public housing. Journal of Loss and Trauma and Crisis, 13, 243-260.
Gonyea, J.G. (2008). Multigenerational bonds, informal care and baby boomers: Current challenges and future prospects. In R.B. Hudson (Ed.) Boomer bust? Economic and Political Dynamics of the Graying Society. Vol.1: Perspectives on the Boomers. Praegar Press.
Gonyea, J.G. (2008.) The oldest old and a long-lived society. In T. Mizrahi and L E. Davis (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Social Work, 20th edition. Oxford University Press.
Gonyea, J.G. (2007). Improving the retirement prospects of lower-wage workers in a defined-contribution world. Families in Society, 88, 453-462.
Hudson, R.B., & Gonyea, J.G. (2007). The evolving role of public policy in promoting work and retirement. Generations. 31, 1, 68-75.
Gonyea, J.G., & Googins, B.K. (2007). Expanding the boundaries of corporate volunteerism: Tapping the Talent, Skills and Energy of Retirees. Generations, 30 ,4,78-84.
Gonyea, J.G., Boyle, P.A., & O’Connor, M. (2006). Project CARE: A randomized controlled trial of a behavioral intervention group for Alzheimer’s disease caregivers. Gerontologist 46, 827-832.
Gonyea, J.G. (2005). The economic well-being of older Americans and the persistent divide. Public Policy & Aging Report, 15, 2, 1-11.
Gonyea, J.G., O’Connor, M., Carruth, A., & Boyle, P. (2005). Subjective appraisal of Alzheimer’s disease caregiving: The role of self-efficacy and depressive symptoms in the experience of burden. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, 20, 273-280.
Gonyea, J.G., & Lopez, L.M. Circulo de Cuidado: A cognitive behavioral intervention for Latino Alzheimer’s family caregivers. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 22, 2013, New Orleans, LA.
Melekis, K., & Gonyea, J.G. Pathways to Elder Homelessness: The Role of Cumulative Disadvantage and Disadvantage Saturation. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 20, 2013, New Orleans, LA.
Gonyea, J.G. Circulo de Cuidado: A cognitive behavioral intervention to help Latino Alzheimer’s families manage neuropsychiatric symptoms and promote caregiver psychological well-being. Annual National Lifespan Respite Conference, October 17, 2013.
Gonyea, J.G., Springwater, J.S., Boyd, L., & Olsen, K. The 50 state CHARTBOOK on Foster Care: An online interactive resource to move foster care forward. Foster Family-based Treatment Association, 27th Annual Meeting, July 30, 2013, Nashville, TN.
Gonyea, J.G., Bissell, M. , & Boyd, L. The 50 State CHARTBOOK on Foster Care: A web-based data resource for child welfare professionals. A national webinar, July 16, 2013, SPARC, State Policy Advocacy and Reform Center.
Gonyea, J.G., The state of foster care across 50 states: The 50 state chartbook on foster care. Congressional Briefing (Panel Member), May 20, 2013, Capital Visitors Center, Washington DC.
Gonyea, J.G., Springwater, J.S., Boyd, L., & Olson, K. Launching an online 50 state chartbook on foster care: A new tool to “raise the bar” for vulnerable children. Child Welfare League of America National Conference, April 17, 2013, Washington DC.
Gonyea, J.G., & Hudson, R.B. Emerging age friendly communities: A conceptual framework for understanding inclusion. Awarded Presidential Symposium, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 17, 2012, San Diego, CA.
Gonyea, J.G. Looming Boomers Confront a Weak Economy: What Does it Mean for their Old Age? Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, November 9, 2012, Washington, DC.
Gonyea, J.G., & Lopez, L. Circulo de Cuidado (Circle of Care): Preliminary findings of a behavioral group intervention with Latino families coping with dementia, July 16, 2012, Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, July 16, 2012, Vancouver, BC.
Mills Dick, K. & Gonyea, J.G. Pathways out of elder homelessness: Perceived barriers and potential solutions. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 21, 2011, Boston, MA.
Gonyea, J.G., & Burnes, K.B. Aging Well at Home: A demonstration project to promote an aging-friendly urban neighborhood. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 18, 2011, Boston, MA.
Gonyea, J.G. Promoting aging-friendly urban neighborhoods: Evaluation of the Aging Well at Home demonstration program. 139th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, November 1, 2011, Washington, DC.
Gonyea, J.G., Mills Dick, K., & Bachman, S.S. The emergence of elder homelessness as a social problem: Policy trends and Community Responses. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 21, 2010, New Orleans, LA.
Gonyea, J.G., Hill, E.M., Delgado, M.,& Lopez, L. Circulo de Cuidado: Development of a CBT Group Intervention for Latino Families Coping with Dementia. World Congress of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, June 4, 2010, Boston, MA.
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Selected Grant Activity
2009-2011 Circulo de Cuidado: A Group Behavioral Intervention for Latino Families Coping with Dementia (PI: Gonyea, co-PI Delgado)
2008-2010 Evaluation of the Aging Well at Home Program for Vulnerable Seniors(PI: Gonyea)
2008-2009 The Challenges of Housing Formerly Homeless Elders: Evaluation of the HEARTHService-Enriched Housing Population (PI: Gonyea, co-PI Bachman)
Consulting and Professional Activities
American Editor, Community, Work & Family: An International Journal
Current Editorial Board Membership: Public Policy & Aging Report, 1994-present; Research on Aging, 1989-present; Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 1998-present.
National Expert Trainer, Gero-Ed Center, The National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education, 2005-2007.
Member, Steering Committee, The Massachusetts Elder Economic Self-Sufficiency Standard Project, 2005-2008.
Awards and Honors
2005 Recipient of the National Leadership Award, AGE-SW, Association for Gerontological Education in Social Work.
2004-2006 Elected Chair of the Social Research, Policy and Practice Section, Gerontological Society of America.
2003 Elected Member, National Academy of Social Insurance.
2002-2004 National Mentor, John A. Hartford Faculty Scholars in Social Work Program.
2002 National Experts Panel, Caregiving across the Lifespan, Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving.