Department of Social Welfare, School of Public Affairs
3250 Public Policy Building, Box 951656
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656
Phone: (310) 206-3233
Professor, Department of Social Welfare, School of Public Affairs
[EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS]
PhD in Social Welfare, Gerontology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1990
MSW in Social Work, Gerontology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1988
MA in Behavioral Science, Gerontology, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1978
[AWARDS & RECOGNITION]
People Who Make a Difference, Graduate Schools and the Public Good, Council of Graduate Schools Distinguished Teaching Award, UCLA Academic Senate Committee on Teaching, 2006 and 2008
Fellow, Gerontology Society of America, 2005
Robert M. Stevenson UCLA Faculty-In-Residence Award, 2000
Geriatric education, home and community-based services, minority aging and access to services
Damron-Rodriguez, J.A. (2008). Developing competence for nurses and social workers: evidence-based approaches to education. Journal of Social Work Education, Vol. 44, No. 3, 27-37. [Also published in the American Journal of Nursing see above]
Damron-Rodriguez, J.A. & Effros, R. (2008). Innovations in student-centered teaching for general education in aging. Gerontology and Geriatric Education, Vol. 29 (3), 270-289.
Lee, S.E, Damron-Rodriguez, J.A., Lawrance F. P., & Volland, P. (2007). Geriatric social work career tracking: Graduates of the Hartford Partnership Program in Aging Education (HPPAE). Journal of the Gerontological Social Work, Vol. 53(4)336-353.
Washington, D., Villa, V., Brown, A., Damron-Rodriguez, J.A., & Harada, N. (2005). Racial/ethnic variations in veterans' ambulatory care use. American Journal of Public Health, 95(12), 2231-2237 (1-7).
Damron-Rodriguez, J.A., Frank, J.C., Enriquez-Haass, V.L., & Reuben, D.B. (2005). Definitions of health among diverse groups of elders: Implications for health promotion. Generations, XXIX (2), 11-16.
Damron-Rodriguez, J.A., White-Kazemipour, W., Washington, D., Villa, V.M., Dhanani, S., & Harada, N.D. (2004). Accessibility and acceptability of the Department of Veteran Affairs health care: Diverse veterans' perspectives. Military Medicine, 169(3), 243-250.
Damron-Rodriguez, J.A., Funderburk, B., Lee, M., & Solomon, D. (2004). Undergraduate knowledge of aging: A comparative study of biopsychosocial content. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 25(1), 53-71.
Dhanani, S., Damron-Rodriguez, J.A., Leung, M., Villa, V., Washington, D.L., Makinodan, T., & Harada, N. (2002). Community-based strategies for focus group recruitment of minority veterans. Military Medicine, 167(6), 501-505.
Scharlach, A., Damron-Rodriguez, J.A., Robinson, B., & Feldman, R. (2000). Educating social workers for an aging society: A vision for the 21st century. Journal of Social Work Education, 36(3), 521-538.
Damron Rodriguez, J.A. (1998). Respecting ethnic elders: A perspective for care providers. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 29(2/3), 53 72.
John A. Hartford foundation, New York Academy of Medicine, Social Work Leadership Institute — Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education National Evaluation, 2001 – 2011. (PI: J. Damron-Rodriguez)