Appointed Dean and Professor of Social Work in January 2018, Dr. Delva is a national leader in the field. His multi- and trans-disciplinary research seeks to reduce health disparities and improve the lives of low-income and racial and ethnic minority populations. His scholarship has made substanti [...]
We use a wide array of methods to conduct and apply innovative, evidence-based research in the health care and social service arenas. This work informs funding and policy decision making on the local, state, and federal levels, to promote health and social service systems that improve health, well-b [...]
Betty J. Ruth is Clinical Professor at Boston University School of Social Work, where she is the longtime Director of the Boston University MSW/MPH Program. An experienced educator with expertise in public health social work (PHSW), inter-professional education, professional ethics, and profession [...]
Dr. Keefe is a Research Assistant Professor at Boston University’s School of Social Work. She is also the Director of Boston University’s Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research (CADER). Dr. Keefe has many years of experience in research, evaluation, and project leadership. She h [...]
Meg Comeau, MHA is a senior project director at the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health (CISWH). She is a nationally recognized expert on the impact of Medicaid and federal health care reform for children with special health care needs, medically complex conditions, and disabilities. S [...]
Thomas Byrne, Ph.D., M.S.W. is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Social Work. His work focuses broadly on the causes, consequences and policy responses to homelessness and housing insecurity. He is also affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he has c [...]
Rebecca Bilodeau is the Program Manager for the Catalyst Center. She joined CISWH as a graduate research fellow in September 2017. In this role, she supported multiple projects at the Center, including updating the Community Health Worker Resource Library and creating and managing a database to lay [...]
Astraea Augsberger, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Social Work where she teaches courses in clinical social work practice, child policy and research methods. She received her MSW and Ph.D. from Columbia University School of Social Work. She has 15 years of clinical and [...]
A report evaluating the return on investment of a pilot program incorporating community health workers into a managed care organization in Nevada, with particular focus on reducing emergency room visits by frequent users.
A literature review examining the role of community health workers in diabetes prevention programs. Summarizes the roles CHWs play in such interventions, as well as topics covered and CHW training across the 30 studies reviewed.
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