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Nancy W. Sheehan, Ph.D.

Academic Title
Associate Professor
Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Education
Ph.D., Human Development, University of Wisconsin- Madison

Areas of Specialization
Residential Environments and Long-term Care
Senior Housing and Senior Housing Policy
Family Caregiving
Social Support and Social Interaction
Housing Management Issues in Residential Settings for Frail Older Adults

Selected Publications
Sheehan, N. W. & Guzzardo, M. T. (in press). Resident Services Coordinators: Roles and challenges in senior housing. Journal of Housing for the Elderly.

Sheehan, N. W. & Klein, W. (2006).  Social work practice in congregate housing for older adults. (693 – 703). In B. Berkman & S. D’Ambruoso (eds.), The Oxford handbook of social work in aging. Oxford University Press, Inc., 693- 703.

Sheehan, N.W. & Oakes, C. E. (2006). Bringing assisted living into congregate housing: Housing directors’ perspectives.  Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 18, 65 – 86. . 

Sheehan, N. W. & Guzzardo, M. T. (2005, September). Resident Services Coordinators: Strengthening the link between supportive services and senior housing. National Council on Family Relations (NCFR): Report, 50 (3), F21-F22.  

Sheehan, N.W. & Oakes, C.E.   (2004). Public policy initiatives addressing supportive housing: The experience of Connecticut (81-113). In J. Pynoos, P. Feldman & J. Ahrens (eds.), Linking housing and services for older adults: Obstacles

Sheehan, N. W. (2004). Housing barriers and opportunities for persons with disabilities. Connecticut Medicine: The Journal of the Connecticut State Medical Society (Special Issue), 68, 519-523.

Sheehan, N.W. & Oakes, C.E.   (2004). Public policy initiatives addressing supportive housing: The experience of Connecticut (81-113). In J. Pynoos, P. Feldman & J. Ahrens (eds.), Linking housing and services for older adults: Obstacles, options, and opportunities.  New York: Haworth Press.

Sheehan, N. W. (2003). Housing, Older Adulthood. In Encyclopedia of primary prevention and heath promotion (pp. 593-599).  New York: Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers. 

Educational Contribution
BA, MA, and PhD. Program in Human Development & Family Studies

Contact Information
Phone: 860-486-4043
Fax: 860-486-3452
E-mail: Nancy.W.Sheehan@uconn.edu

  
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