Morano, Carmen | MSW | PhD

Professor; Founding Director Silberman Aging: A Hartford Center of Excellence in Diverse Aging
Phone: (212) 396-7547
Office: 448
Areas of Expertise:
Interdisciplinary Education & Practice
Care Transitions and Care Coordination

Ph.D., Florida International University
M.S.W., Barry University School of Social Work

Dissertation Seminar
Research [focus on aging]
Interdisciplinary Care Coordination
Social Work Policy in Care Coordination

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Morano, C. (Ed.) (2017). Perspectives on Interdisciplinary Education and Practice. NASW Press

Morano B, Morano C, Biese K, Coleman E, Hwang U. Transitional Care. (2016). In: Mattu A, Grossman S, Rosen P, (Ed) Geriatric Emergencies: A Discussion-based Review. Camp Hill, PA: Wiley.

Morano, C., Gardner, D. & Swerdlow, S. (2015). Social Work Practice in Geriatric Care Management Agencies, In B. Berkman (Ed.), The Handbook of Social Work In Health and Aging. New York: Oxford Press

Holl, E. & Morano, C. (2014). Supporting the next generation of caregivers: Service Use and Needs of Adult Siblings of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2, 2-16.

Morano, C., Giunta, N., Parikh, N., Panuska, S., Gallo, W., Fahs, M. (2013) Mind-Body Techniques, Race-Ethnicity, and Depression among Urban Senior Center Participants. Health & Social Work, 1-6


The Social Network Analysis of the Circle of Care Program
Dr. Morano is the PI on a project that is mapping the formal and informal networks of care consultants and caregivers to persons with dementia. The findings from this project will elucidate referral networks of care consultants and the strengths and gaps in supportive networks of caregivers.

The Evaluation of the Sweet Readers Intergenerational Intervention
Dr. Morano is the PI for the pre-post evaluation of the Sweet Reader Intergenerational Intervention. This unique program prepares young adults to participate in a structured intervention that is designed to facilitate positive engagement of persons with dementia using literature and the arts.

Partnerships for Person-Centered and Participant-Directed Long-Term Services and Supports
Dr. Morano is a Co-Investigator on the project which aims to develop, implement, evaluate, and sustain competency-based resources (modules, case studies, reflective exercises, media, and outcome measures) on person-centered and participant-directed long-term services and supports (LTSS). The objectives and activities that would directly involve you and your faculty and students are:
-Train a cadre of social work faculty and aging and disability network staff as leaders in implementing person-centered and participant-directed LTSS competencies.
-Infuse person-centered and participant-directed LTSS competencies within social work curricula to prepare BSW and MSW graduates for effective practice in ACL-funded aging and disability network services.
-Promote new collaborations between ADRCs and social work programs to recruit BSW and MSW graduates to careers in LTSS. Possible collaborations are ADRC field placements, joint conferences and trainings, and continuing education

The Competency Based Curriculum Project
The purpose of this project is to develop a contextually relevant competency based curriculum that prepares graduates with highly specified knowledge and skills to develop, implement and evaluate evidence based preventative services to medically and socially complex clients. This work will build upon the Advanced Gero-Competencies developed by the Council on Social Work Education and the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Practice developed by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative

Integrating Transdisciplinary Education at Cornell Hunter (ITEACH)
The overall goal is to increase understanding of the values of the different professional identities and enhance collaborative behavior in order to improve the delivery of patient care. The aim is to create, pilot and refine an innovative transdisciplinary experiential educational program in simulated and clinical settings that: provides students from each of the participating health professions regularly scheduled “doses” of experiential learning in high quality health care team collaboration; and identifies opportunities to develop multi-level interventions that can address environmental influences on patient health and the health of communities.