Gardner, Daniel | MSW | PhD (Fellowship Leave)

Associate Professor
Phone: (212) 396-7527
Office: 424
Areas of Expertise:
Social Gerontology
Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Psychosocial Oncology
Family Healthcare Decision-Making
Health and Mental Health Policy

Ph.D., Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY
M.S.W., University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work, Philadelphia, PA

Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families & Groups
Social Work and Community Health Practice
Social Welfare Policy & Services: Aging

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Gardner, D. (in press). Working with older adults with cancer and their families. In C. Messner, G. Christ, & L. Behar (Eds.), Handbook of Oncology Social Work. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Rothenberg, J., & Gardner, D. (2011). Protecting older workers: The failure of the Age
Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 38(1),9-30.

Gardner, D., & Werner-Lin, A. (2011). Oncology social work. In S. Gehlert & T. Browne, (Eds.), Handbook of Health Social Work (2nd ed.). (pp. 498-525). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Gardner, D. (2011). Palliative social work with older adults and their families. In S. Otis-Greene & T. Altilio (Eds.) Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work (pp. 397-414). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Gardner, D., Tuchman, E., & Hawkins, R. (2010). Using Cross-Curricular, Problem-Based Learning to Promote Understanding of Poverty in Urban Communities . Journal of Social Work Education, 46(1), 147-156.

Raveis, V., Gardner, D., Berkman, B., & Harootyan, L. (2010).Linking the NIH strategic plan to the research agenda for social workers in health and aging. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(1), 77-93.


Family Decision Making Among Older Caregiver Dyads Living with Early–Stage Dementia
The goal of this study is to investigate family communication and decision-making processes in older familial caregiving dyads following diagnosis with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Role: Principal Investigator (PI).
Sponsor: Alzheimer's Disease Center, Comprehensive Center on Brain Aging, NYU Langone Medical Center (NIA seed funding)

An Innovative Model of Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training to Improve Access, Availability, & Quality of Care for Older Adults
This project is to establish and evaluate an innovative Diabetes Care and Lifestyle Center (DCLC) for older adults and their families, featuring interdisciplinary psychosocial care and a diabetes self-management education/training program (DSME/T). The DCLC aims to increase access to high-quality diabetes care and self-management skills among underserved elders in New York City."
Role: Co-PI
Sponsor: Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

Fellowship in Palliative and End-of-Life Care
The goal of this training program is to implement and evaluate a program that trains and fosters professional development in social workers interested in careers in palliative care with older adults and their families. The Fellowship provides specialized training, field placement, and mentoring in palliative care for students during the second year of their MSW studies and for two years post-graduation.
Role: Research Director/Senior Planning Committee
Sponsors: Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation and Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women

Leadership in Palliative and End-of-Life Care
The goal of this post-graduate training and mentorship program is to develop, implement, and evaluate a program to foster advanced leadership and professional development to mid-career social workers in palliative care. The program aims, in particular, to enhance social work capacity in palliative care with underserved older adults and their families.
Role: Research Director/Senior Planning Committee
Sponsor: Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

Carelink-Collaborating for Excellence in Geriatric Home Care
This continuation grant further develops and evaluates the CareLink project, a multidisciplinary training program that provides community-based, interdisciplinary health and mental health care to elders in their own homes. The program, an agency-academic collaboration between the Visiting Nurse Association of NY and the NYU College of Nursing, places nursing and social work students in NORCs and community centers to enhance assessment, preventive health and mental healthcare, and community-level resources in order to promote aging-in-place in the five boroughs of New York City.
Role: Research Consultant/Social Work Project Coordinator.
Sponsor: Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)