Philip McCallion

Philip McCallion

System design work on creating aging prepared communities; dvaluation of the implementation of non-pharmacological interventions; development of innovative demonstration projects designed to maintain aging persons with intellectual disabilities in the community; increasing the reach of palliative care programs

The World Within Reach
Philip McCallion
Distinguished Professor
 

School of Social Welfare
Co-director

Center for Excellence in Aging & Community Wellness
Address:

RI 383

Phone:
518-442-5347

 

Education

M.S.W. (1981) University at Albany, State University of New York
Ph.D. (1993) University at Albany, State University of New York

Research Interests

Professor McCallion's research began with randomized control trials of psychosocial interventions for people with dementia and their caregivers. Over time his interests moved in a translational research direction and have extended to:

  • System design work on creating aging prepared communities and on embedding evidence-based health promotion, care transitions strategies and participant-directed practices in aging services delivery.
  • Evaluation of the implementation of non-pharmacological interventions for persons with dementia and of psycho-educational interventions for family caregivers.
  • Development of innovative demonstration projects designed to maintain aging persons with intellectual disabilities in the community.
  • Increasing the reach of palliative care programs.

As part of these agendas, Professor McCallion has a strong emphasis on standing up widespread use of evidence-based interventions, collaboration with state and local agencies, building community capacity and realizing effective, sustainable community-clinical linkages. He is also Co-PI for the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging

Publications

Dr. McCallion has over 100 publications on interventions with older adults with chronic conditions, caregivers of frail elderly, persons with Alzheimer's disease, and persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities. He is editor of Housing for the Elderly: Policy and Practice Issues; co-editor of Grandparents as Carers of Children with Disabilities: Facing the Challenges, and of Social Work Practice Research for the 21st Century; co-author of Maintaining Communication with Persons with Dementia and has produced videotape and CD-ROM-based training and self-instructional materials on Financial Abuse Prevention, Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia and on End of Life Care for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. Dr. McCallion has also written on management issues for the providers of human services. He is co-editor of Total Quality Management in the Social Services: Theory and Practice.