Judith G. Gonyea
Chair, 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. (forthcoming 2013). Changing family demographics, multigenerational bonds, and care of the oldest old. Public Policy & Aging Report.
Gonyea, J.G., & Burnes, K. (forthcoming, 2013). Aging Well at Home: Evaluation of a neighborhood-based pilot project to “Put connection back in community.” Journal of Housing for the Elderly.
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., Hill, E.M., Delgado, M., & Lopez, L. Circulo de Cuidado: Development of a group behavioral intervention for Latino families coping with dementia. World Congress of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, June 4, 2010, Boston, MA.
Gonyea, J.G., & Paris, R. Adult daughters and aging mothers: Caregiver role identity discrepancy, guilt and burden. International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology, XIX World Congress on Gerontology and Geriatrics, July 9, 2009, Paris, FR.
Gonyea, J.G. Housing homeless elders: Policy and program opportunities and challenges. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontologicial Society of America, November 20, 2008, Washington, D.C.
Gonyea, J.G. Employment and civic engagement opportunities for aging lower-income baby boomers. Annual Meeting of the National Council on Aging and American Society on Aging, March 29, 2008, Washington, DC.
Gonyea, J.G., Paris, R., & Zerden, L. Adult daughters and aging mothers: The experience of guilt and caregiver burden. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 21, 2007, San Francisco, CA.
Gonyea, J.G. Expanding opportunities for employment, civic engagement and volunteerism for current and future lower-income seniors. Plenary Address the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, July 31, 2007, San Francisco, CA.
Gonyea, J.G, O’Connor, M., & Boyle,P. Treating neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease: The efficacy of a caregiver behavioral intervention group. American Public Health Association Meeting, November 7, 2006, Boston.
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.