Full-Time Faculty

Peter Maramaldi, M.S.S.W., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Hartford Faculty Scholar & National Mentor, Director of the PhD Program

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Ph.D. - Columbia University School of Social Work
M.P.H. - Columbia University School of Public Health
M.S.S.W. - Columbia University School of Social Work
B.A. - Montclair State University

Courses Taught

SW 421 - Social Work Practice Year 1
SW 441 - Social Work Research
SW 507 - Developing an Interdisciplinary Approach to Health Management of Older Adults
SW 631 - Philosophy of Science
SW 650 - Research
SW 651 - Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis
SW 653 - Dissertation Seminar

Harvard Medical School
    IN709M Patient Doctor Interviewing I

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Cross-cultural clinical practice/evidence-based interdisciplinary interventions in health promotion; psychosocial gerontology, oncology, and pediatric dental medicine; culturally and linguistically relevant health communications; ethical approaches to informed consent.

Selected Publications

Kalenderian, E., Maramaldi, P., Kinnunen, T. H., Spinell, D., & Nelson, L.P. (in press). Assessing early performance in the patient-doctor relationship in dental education. Journal of Dental Education.

Menon, U, Belue, R., Wahab, S., Rugen, K., Kinney, A. Y., Maramaldi, P., Wujick, D., & Szalacha, L. (in press). Randomized trial comparing the effect of two phone-based interventions on colorectal cancer screening adherence. Annals of Behavioral MedicineMaramaldi, P., Cadet, T., Menon, U., Kinney, A., & Burt, R. (in press). Cancer screening barriers for community-based Hispanic and Caucasian elders. To: Journal of Gerontological Social Work — Practice Forum.

Maramaldi, P. & Cadet, T. (2012). Aging and cancer: A global concern for social work. Indian Journal of Gerontology, 26(1), 118-138.

Burg, M. A., Zebrack, B. J., Maramaldi, P., Walsh, K., Lim, J., Smolinksi, K., et al. (2010). Barriers to accessing quality health care for cancer patients: A survey of members of the Association of Oncology Social Workers. Social Work in Health Care, 49(1), 38-52.

Berkman, B., Maramaldi, P., Kaplan, D., & Ogden, J. (2009). Building faculty capacity in gerontology through mentoring. In N. R. Hooymanm (Ed.), Transforming Social Work Education: The First Decade of the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Intiative. Alexandrea, VA: Council on Social Work Education Press.

Maramaldi, P., Dungan, S., & Poorvu, N. (2009). Psychosocial interventions with cancer patients. In S. Cummings & N.P. Kropf (Eds.), Handbook of Evidenced Based Psychosocial Treatments for Older Adults. New York: Routledge.

Cashavelly, B., Donelan, K., Binda, K, Mailhot, J., Clair-Hayes, K., & Maramaldi, P. (2008). The forgotten team member: Meeting the needs of oncology support staff. The Oncologist, 13(5,) 530-538.

Melendez, M., Maramaldi, P., & Naleppa, M. (2008). Late adulthood. In E.S. Hutchinson (Ed.), Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Enviroment. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Zebrack, B., Walsh, K., Burg, M.A., Maramaldi, P. & Lim, J. (2008). Oncology social worker competencies and implications for education and training, Social Work in Health Care, 47(4), 355-376.

Maramaldi, P., Dungan, S., & Poorvu, N. (2008). Cancer treatments. Journal of Gerontological Social Wor, 50(S1), 45-77.

Selected Presentations

Maramaldi, P. (2012, January). Health promotion with vulnerable populations:Testing a pilot intervention to improve pediatric oral health. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Social Work Research, Washington, DC.

Maramaldi, P. (2011, January). An empirically determined taxonomy of interdisciplinary social work. Presented at the 15thAnnual Meeting of the Society of Social Work Research, Tampa, FL.

Maramaldi, P. (2010, November). Cancer screening disparities: Latina patients' culturally determined contributions to diagnostic delays in breast cancer screening. Paper presentation at the 138th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Denver, CO.

Maramaldi, P. (2009, November). Patient-provider communication: Hispanic elders and colorectal cancer screening. Presented at the 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological society of America, Atlanta, GA.

Maramaldi, P. (2008, November). Evidenced-based psychosocial interventions with cancer patients and families. Presented at the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological society of America, Washington, D.C.

Maramaldi, P. (2007, December). Cancer screening barriers for community-based Hispanic and Caucasian elders. Presented at the 53 Annual Program meeting of the Council Of Social Work Education, Washington, D.C.

Maramaldi, P. (2007, August). Leveraging a paradigm shift: Social work and gerontology as an exemplar. Invitational lecture, Presented at the Lifelong Access Libraries Leadership Institute, Americans for Libraries Council in conjunction with the Institute on Aging and the School of Information Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.

Consulting and Professional Activity

Research Commission Council of Social Work Education - Commissioner - 2010-Present
Director of the Simmons' Interdisciplinary MSW, PhD/MPH Initiative, Simmons School of Social Work with the Harvard School of Public Health
Doctoral Program Director, Simmons School of Social Work
Massachusetts General Hospital - Senior Social Work Scientist 2007-2009, Research Associate 2006-2007
International House - Clinical Consultant for Cross-Cultural Counseling 2001-Present
Resident Social Worker for Cross-Cultural Clinical Services 1986-2001
Harvard School of Public Health - Maternal and Child Health Federal Training Grant Advisory Board
Research Commission Council of Social Work Education - Commissioner
American Cancer Society - National Advisor/ Consultant to Doctoral Training Grantees
Gerontological Society of America - Peer Reviewer in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Lance Armstrong Foundation - Scientific Expert Reviewer,
John A. Hartford Foundation - National Social Work Mentor
International House New York - Council of World Alumni Members