Melvin Delgado

DelgadoProfessor, Macro Practice
Co-Director, Center for Addiction Research & Services
Phone: 617-353-7722

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BA (history), University of Illinois, Urbana
MS (social work), Columbia University
PhD (social welfare), Brandeis University

Courses Taught

HB 750   Organizational Structure & Culture
MP 759   Communities and Organizations: Analysis and Intervention
MP 773   Human Services Management
MP 774   Seminar: Community Planning
MP 783   Planning and Program Development

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Latino and other marginalized urban population groups, youth development-youth-led research and macro-practice, community-capacity enhancement, non-traditional urban settings


Delgado, M. (Under Contract). Urban youth friendships and community social work practice. New York: Oxford University Press.

Delgado, M. .& Humm-Delgado, D. (Under Contract). Older adult prisoners: A challenge within a   challenge for policy, research and practice. New York, NY: Routledge Ltd.

Delgado, M. (2016). Community practice and urban youth: Social justice service-learning and civic engagement. New York: Routledge Ltd.

Delgado, M. (2016).Celebrating urban community life: Fairs, festivals, parades and community practice. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Delgado, M. (2015). Urban youth and photovoice: Visual ethnography in action. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Delgado, M. (2015). Baby boomers of color: Soclal work policy and practice New York: Columbia University.

Delgado, M. (2013).Social Justice & the urban obesity crisis: The potential for the social work profession. New York: Columbia University Press.

Delgado, M. & Humm-Delgado, D. (2013). Asset assessment and community social work practice. New York: Oxford University Press.

Delgado, M. (2012). Prisoner re-entry and work: Adding business to the mix. Boulder, CO: Lynne Reinner Publisher.

Delgado, M. (2011). Latino Small Businesses and the American Dream: Community Social Work Practice and Community Economic and Social Development. New York: Columbia University Press.

Delgado, M. (2009). Older adult-led health promotion in urban communities: Models and interventions. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Delgado, M. & Humm-Delgado, D. (2009). Health and Health Care in the Nation’s Prisons: Issues, Challenges, and Policies. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publisher

Delgado, M. & Zhou, H. (2008). Youth-Led Urban Health Promotion: A Community Capacity Enhancement Perspective. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Delgado, M. & Staples, L. (2008). Youth-Led Community Organizing: Theory and Action. New York: Oxford University Press.

Delgado, M. (2007). Social Work Practice with Latinos: A Cultural Assets Paradigm. New York: Oxford University Press.

Delgado, M. (2006). Designs and Methods for Youth-Led Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Delgado, M. (Ed.). (2005). Latinos an Alcohol Problems Revisited: Advances and Challenges for Prevention and Treatment Programs. New York: Haworth Press.

Delgado, M., Jones, L.K. & Rohani, M. (2004). Social Work Practice with Immigrant and Refugee Youth in the United States. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Visiting Professor, Instituto Superior de Servico Social do Porto, Porto, Portugal, May 2012.

Delgado, M. (2013). Social justice and urban obesity.50th International Conference on Making Cities Livable. Portland, Oregon.

Editorial Board Membership: Social Work With Groups (1982-Present); Journal of Primary Prevention (1999-Present); Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly (1996-Present); Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work (1996-Present); Open Social Science Journal (2007-Present).

Guest Reviewer: American Journal of Education; Children & Youth Services Review; Journal of Community Practice; The Gerontologist; Youth & Society.

Who’s Who in America, 2011

Boston University School of Social Work Excellence in Teaching Award, 2006

Columbia University School of Social Work Alumni Hall of Fame, 1999

Outstanding Contribution to the Boston University School of Social Work Alumni Award, 1996

Greatest Contribution to Social Work Education Award from the National Association of Social Work, Massachusetts Chapter, 1994