Judith G. Gonyea

Gonyea (2)Professor, Social Research
Phone: 617-353-3748

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BS, University of Connecticut
MSW, University of Washington
PhD, University of Washington

Courses Taught

SR 743   Introduction to Social Work Research I
SR 744   Social Work Research II
SR 910   Doctoral Dissertation Seminar
WP 706  Social Welfare Policy and the Family

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Vulnerable urban elders; aging politics and policies; community-based aging programs and services; age-friendly communities; intergenerational family relations and caregiving; older women’s economic and health status; the intersection of health and housing in later life; older homelessness.

Gonyea, J.G., Lopez, L.M., & Velaquez, E.H. (2015) The effectiveness of a culturally sensitive cognitive behavioral group intervention for Latino Alzheimer’s Caregivers. Gerontologist, DOI:10.1093/geront/gnu045. [online advance publication 2014].

Gonyea, J.G., & Hudson, R.B. (2015). Emerging models of age-friendly communities: A framework for understanding inclusion. Public Policy and Aging Report, DOI:101093.ppar/pru056.

Gonyea, J.G. (2015). Housing, health and quality of life. In B. Berkman (Ed.) The Handbook of Aging in Social Work, 2nd Ed. NY: Oxford University Press.

Gonyea, J.G. (2014). 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 ed.). MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Hudson, R.B., & Gonyea, J.G. (2014). The shifting political construction of older Americans as a target population. In R.B. Hudson (Ed.) The New Politics of Old Age Policy (3rd ed.). MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Gonyea, J.G. (2014). 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., & Koritsansky, L.A. (2014). Fractured identity: A framework for understanding young Asian American women’s self-harm and suicidal behaviors. Race and Social Problems, 6, 56-68.

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. & Melekis, K. Narratives of Older Homeless Women: Social Connection, Sense of Agency and Levels of Resistance.   Symposium on Gendered trajectories? The pathways and experiences of older homeless adults. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 18, 2015, Orlando, FL.

Gonyea, J.G. The weakening political legitimacy of seniors: Consequences for aging boomers. Symposium on The shifting political construction of old age and its consequences. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 8, 2014, Washington, DC.

Melekis, K., & Gonyea, J.G. Status and self: Managing the stigma of being old and homeless. Symposium of Perspectives on the housing and health status of older homeless adults. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November, 2014.

Gonyea, J.G. Supporting Latino elders and families impacted by Alzheimer’s: A call to action. Plenary Panel, Narrowing the Latino disparities gap: Promising interventions to ensure behavioral health care equity. National Hispanic and Latino ATTC Conference, October 9, 2014, Austin, TX.

Hahm, H., Gonyea, J.G., Koritsanszky, L.A., Archer, S., & Hok, R. Parenting style, suicidality and self-harm behaviors among Asian American children of immigrants. XVI World Congress of Psychiatry, September 14-18, 2014 Madrid, Spain.

Hudson, R.B, & Gonyea, J.G. Old age and the social construction of a moving target population. American Political Science Association, August 30, 2014, Washington, DC.

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.

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, 2010, Paris, France.

PI: Gonyea, J. (2015-2016). Growing Old in Urban Subsidized Housing: The Relationship between Perceived Neighborhood and Residents’ Mental Health. Boston University Initiative on Cities, Boston, MA.

Research Consultant: Gonyea, J. (2014-2015). Needs and Assets Assessment of Lower-Income Adults 55 and Older Living in Subsidized Housing in the Dudley Square Neighborhood of Roxbury. The American City Coalition (TACC) and Madison Park Development Corporation, Boston, MA.

PI: Gonyea, J. (2011-2013).Child Welfare Community Services for Children and Families: Policies and Reimbursement Trends in the 50 States. Mentor Network Charitable Foundation, Boston, MA (PI: Gonyea)

PI: Gonyea, J. (2009-2012). Circulo de Cuidado: A Group Behavioral Intervention for Latino Families Coping with Dementia The Alzheimers Association Investigator Initiated Research Grant, Chicago IL and the Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation, New York, NY.

PI: Gonyea, J. (2008-2010). Evaluation of the Aging Well at Home Program: A Caring Community Initiative of the Jewish Family & Children Services of Greater Boston, Subcontract, JF&CS, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Baltimore, MD.

PI: Gonyea, J. Co PI: Bachman. (2008-2009). The Challenges of Housing Formerly Homeless Elders: Evaluation of the HEARTH Service-Enriched Housing Population, Subcontract HEARTH, The Boston Foundation, Boston, MA .

American Editor, Community, Work & Family: An International Journal

Current Editorial Board Membership: The Gerontologist 2015- present,  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.

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.