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PHILIP ROZARIO

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

SOCIAL WORK

SOCIAL WORK BUILDING
ROOM 229

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Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis (2002)
MSW, Catholic University of America (1995)
BA, National University of Singapore (1989)

Recent Courses

Continuous Matriculation With Advisement
Continuous Matriculation Without Advisement
Oppresion.Diversity, And The Struggle For Human Rights
Selected Issues In Social Work Practice With Older Adults

Personal Statement

According to bell hooks (1994), "the classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy" (from Teaching to transgress: Education as the practice of freedom, p12). This is an important recognition of the role of education in transforming our students and ourselves into critical thinkers and doers in bringing about changes that reflect the ideals of social and economic justice. Ultimately, I hope that my students leave the classroom with the critical understanding that we construct and are constructed by knowledge.

I design each class session with the aim of providing students the opportunity to synthesize the material, through lectures and discussion. Further, I strive to create an environment for interaction, where students are able to ask questions, challenge and clarify their thoughts, ideas, and experiences. Indeed, I do this because I do not believe that students come to class as empty, open vessels. As such, the teaching process requires the teacher to deal with the ambiguities and contradictions that students deal with as they incorporate new materials into their understanding.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

My teaching interests are Social Gerontology, Research Methods, Statistics and Data Analysis, Diversity and Oppression.

Research Interests

The Well-being of Caregivers of Frail Older Adults; Meaning in Later Life; Successful and Productive Aging; Long-term Care Issues of Frail Older Adults.

Grants/Sponsored Research

Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar Award (Cohort IV) - 2003 - 2005.

Curriculum Development Institute (Gero-Ed) sponsored by John A. Hartford Foundation and Council on Social Work Education (with Drs. Regina Tracy & Bradley D. Zodikoff) 2005-07.

Books

Rozario, P.A. (2007). Book review: Research as Resistance by Brown and Strega (Editors). Qualitative Social Work (Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 121-125).


Book Chapters

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Rozario, P.A. & Chadiha, L. (2013). Introduction: Social work and minority aging. In K.E. Whitfield & T.A. Baker (Eds.). Handbook on minority aging. (pp. 257-263). New York: Springer Publishing Company..

Morrow-Howell, N., Proctor, E. & Rozario, P.A. (2006). How much is enough? Perspective of care recipients and professional on the sufficiency of in-home care [Reprinted with permission]. In P. Solomon & L. Alexander. (Eds.). The research process in human services: Behind the scenes. Belmont, CA: Thomson/Brooks Cole.

Morrow-Howell, N., Proctor, E., & Rozario, P.A.. (2006). Commentary: How much is enough? Perspective of care recipients and professional on the sufficiency of in-home care. In P. Solomon & L. Alexander (Eds.). The research process in human services: Behind the scenes. Belmont, CA: Thomson/Brooks Cole.

Rozario, P. A. (2006). Senior centers. In Berkman, B. (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Social Work in Aging. (pp. 477-482). New York: Oxford University Press.

Morrow-Howell, N., Sherraden, M., Hinterlong, J., & Rozario, P.A (2001). Advancing research on productivity in later life. In Morrow-Howell, N., Hinterlong, J.E., & Sherraden, M.W. (Eds.). Productive Aging: Concepts and Challenges. (pp. 285-311). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Sherraden, M., Morrow-Howell, N., Hinterlong, J., & Rozario, P.A. (2001). Productive Aging: Theoretical choices and directions. In Morrow-Howell, N., Hinterlong, J.E., & Sherraden, M.W. (Eds.). Productive Aging: Concepts and Challenges. (pp. 260-284). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.


Refereed Articles

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Rozario, P.A. & Kay, L. (2014), Contested Representations of a Family Responsibility Law: The Case of Singapore’s Maintenance of Parents Act of 1995. Journal of Policy Practice, 13, 118-132.

Rozario, P.A. (2012), “He was your father, he raised you”: Examining helping professionals’ narratives on filial piety in Singapore. Qualitative Social Work, 11, 661-676.

Rozario, P.A., & Rosetti, A.L. (2012), “Many helping hands”: A review and analysis of long term care policies, programs, and practices in Singapore. Journal Gerontological Social Work, 55, 641-658.

Rozario, P.A. & Hong, S.I. (2011), Doing it 'right' by your parents in Singapore: A political economy examination of the Maintenance of Parents Act of 1995. Critical Social Policy, 31, 607-627.

Rozario, P.A., Kidahashi, M., & DeRienzis, D. R. (2011), Selection, Optimization, and Compensation: Strategies to maintain, maximize, and generate resources in later life in the face of chronic illnesses. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54, 224-239.

Fenster, J., Zodikoff, B., Rozario, P.A., & Joyce, P (2010), Implementing a gero-infused curriculum in advanced-level MSW courses in health, mental health and substance abuse: An evaluation. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53, 641-653.

Philip A. Rozario & Natasha Menon (2010), An examination of the measurement adequacy of the CES-D among African American women family caregivers. Psychiatry Research, 179, 107-112.

Rozario, P.A., DeRienzis, D. (2009), So forget how old I am! Examining age identities in the face of chronic conditions. Sociology of Health and Illness, 31, 540-553.

Choi, S., Rozario, P.A., Morrow-Howell, N., & Proctor, E. (2009), Elders with first psychiatric hospitalization for depression. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24, 33-40.

Rozario, P.A. & DeRienzis, D.R. (2008), Familism beliefs and psychological distress among African American women caregivers. The Gerontologist, 48, 772-780.

Rozario, P.A. & Palley, E. (2008), When the private sphere goes public: Exploring the isues facing family caregivers organizarions inthe development of long-termcare policies. Social Work in Public Health, 23, 49-68.

Rozario, P.A., Chadiha, L.A., Proctor, E.K., & Morrow-Howell, N (2008), Predicting the inflience of social resources on African American wife and daughter caregivers' depressive symptoms. Journal of Family Issues, 29, 317-333.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

Philip A. Rozario (2013, June). Policy formulation and impact of family responsibility: The case of the Maintenance of Parents Act of Singapore, 1995. Yonsei University, College of Social Sciences, School of Social Welfare,, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.

Philip A. Rozario (2013, May). Keynote address at Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.

Philip A. Rozario (2012, November). The grim business of writing: A guide to publication. Pre-Dissertation Fellows at the Gerontological Society of America 65th Annual Scientific Conference, San Diego, CA.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Song-Iee Hong & Philip A. Rozario (2013). Examining Cultural Impact on Caregivers’ Help-seeking Behaviors in Multi-ethnic Singapore. In Gerontological Society of America. 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Philip A. Rozario & Song-Iee Hong (2013). Family Caregivers’ Cultural Beliefs and Family Harmony on Depression in Multiethnic Singapore. In Gerontological Society of America. 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Philip A. Rozario (2013). Paradoxical identifications and contested representations of a family responsibility law: The case of Singapore’s Maintenance of Parents Act of 1995. In International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 20th World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatric, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.

Philip A. Rozario (2012). Does social support predict self-rated health of urban and rural black informal women caregivers? In Gerontological Society of America. 65th Annual Scientific Conference, San Diego, CA.

Rozario, P.A. & Hong, S.I. (2011). A political economy examination of the Maintenance of Parents Act of 1995 in Singapore. In Gerontological Society of America 64th Annual Scientific Meeting. Boston.

Philip A. Rozario & Natasha Menon (2010). An Examination of the Measurement Adequacy of the CES-D Scale among African American Women Family Caregivers. In Gerontological Society of America 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting. New Orleans.

Philip A. Rozario and Daniel DeRienzis (2008). The Influence of Beliefs on Caregiving Outcomes for African American Caregivers. In 12th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research. Washington, DC.

Chadiha, L., Rozario, P.A., and Owens-Kane, S. (2007). Association of care-related stressors and religiosity to African American female caregivers' psychological well-being. In Gerontological Society of America, 60th Annual Scientific Meeting. San Francisco.

Rozario, P.A et al. (2007). Predicting the influence of social resources on African American Wife and Daughter Caregivers' Psychological Well-being. In Gerontological Society of America, 60th Annual Scientific Meeting. San Francisco.


Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Philip A. Rozario. (2007). Volunteering among Current Cohorts of Older Adults and Baby Boomers. Generations, 30, 31-36

Hinterlong, J.E., Morrow-Howell, N., Rozario, P.A. (2007). Productive engagement and late life physical and mental health: Findings from a nationally-representative panel study. Research on Aging, 29 (4), 348-370.

Palley, E. & Rozario, P.A. (2007). The Application of the Olmstead Decision on housing and eldercare. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 49 (1/2), 81-96.

Rozario, P.A., Morrow-Howell, N., & Proctor, E. (2006). Changes in the SF-12 among depressed elders six months after discharge from an inpatient geropsychiatric Unit. Quality of Life Research, 15, 755-759.

Morrow-Howell, N. L., Proctor, E.K., Blinne, W. R., Rubin, E. H., Saunders, J. A., & Rozario, P.A. (2006). Post-acute dispositions of older adults hospitalized for depression. Aging and Mental Health, 10 (4), 352-361.

Philip A. Rozario, Nancy Morrow-Howell, & Enola K Proctor (2004) Measuring Service Utilization of Depressed Elders:
Comparing Congruency of Self-Report and Provider Records. Medical Care, 42 (10), 952-959.

Philip A. Rozario, Nancy Morrow-Howell, & James E. Hinterlong (2004). Role Enhancement or Role Strain: Examining the Impact of Multiple Roles on Family Caregivers. Research On Aging, 26 (4), 413-428.

Morrow-Howell, N., Hinterlong, J., Rozario, P.A. & Tang, F. (2003). The effects of volunteering on the well-being of older adults. Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 58B (3), S137-S145.

Nancy Morrow-Howell, Enola Proctor, & Philip Rozario (2001). How much is enough? Perspectives of care recipients and professionals on the sufficiency of in-home care. The Gerontologist, 41 (6), 723-732.

Honors and Accomplishments

2011 Social Research, Policy and Practice Section Fellow, Gerontological Society of America

2010 Visiting Scholars Award, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Social Work (Feb - March 2010).

2007 Scholarship for the Empirical Summer Program in Applied Multi-ethnic Research at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, organized by the Emerging Scholars Interdisciplinary Network at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

2005 – 2006 Institute on Aging and Social Work Fellowship, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging.
(Selected as one of 15 trainees for an NIA sponsored year-long grant writing institute for social work faculty interested in the field of aging).

Professional Activities

On-Going:
Member, Editorial Board of Journal of Family Issues

Consulting Editor to Health and Social Work

Member of the Editorial Board of Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development since 2005.

Advisory Committee Member of the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation (A donor-advisory fund established by the New York Community Trust) since 2006.

Full Member of the Gerontological Society of America; Society of Social Work Research; Association of Gerontology Educators in Social Work.

Fellow [Distinguished Member] of the Gerontological Society of America since 2011.

Faculty Associate with the Center for Social Development, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, since 2002.

Ad-Hoc:
Abstract reviewer for the Council on Social Work Education – Gero-Ed Forum Annual Professional Meeting 2007.

Ad hoc reviewer for Psychiatry Research (Invited) 2007.

Ad hoc reviewer for the American Journal of Managed Care (Invited) 2007.

Abstract Reviewer for the Social Research, Policy and Practice section of the Gerontological Society of America, Annual Scientific Meeting in 2004.

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Social Work in Long Term Care, since 2003. [The journal is now defunct]

Reviewer for the Journal of Social Service Research, 2002.

Community and Corporate Leadership

Presentation to the Parents of Adelphi University group on March 30, 2006 entitled, "When the caring gets tough: The challenges of caring for an older relative."

Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Social Work Research pre-conference event for Doctoral Students in San Antonio, TX. January 13, 2006 entitled, "Continuing journey of an Assistant Professor."

Testified (with Dr. Bradley D.Zodikoff) on Caregiver Psycho-educational Program at a pre-White House Conference on Aging event organized by the Nassau County Department of Senior Citizens Affairs on June 15th, 2005.

Co-presented a workshop on caregiving with Dr. Bradley D. Zodikoff to the National Association of Social Workers - New York State Chapter's Aging and Mental Health Training Initiative on April 15th, 2005 in Long Island, NY.

Testified on Caregiving as Civic Engagement at an official Pre-White House Conference on Aging Event in St. Louis, MO. The event was organized by the Gerontological Society of America.

Presented at the pre-conference event for doctoral students at the Society for Social Work Annual Conference on "Transitioning from Student to Faculty" in Miami, FL on January 13, 2005.

Presented a paper on Successfully Aging to the Psychiatric Grand Rounds series at South Nassau Community Hospital in Baldwin, NY on December 7, 2004.

Presented at the 13th Annual Luncheon/Conference in observance of Senior Citizen Month, organized by the Nassau County Department of Senior Citizen Affairs, May 14th, 2004. Topic of workshop presentation: Living well, Staying engaged.

Presentations on issues pertaining to older people at Nassau County (Department of Senior Citizen's Affairs, 2003-2004) and New York City (Lower East Side Inter-agency Council on Aging, 2004)