- PhD, University of California, Berkeley
- MSW, University of California, Berkeley
- MA, San Francisco State University
Areas of Expertise
- Aging/Gerontology: Health & long-term care policy; home and community-based services;
aging-friendly communities; caregiver support
- Macro social work practice: Inter-agency collaboration; community organizing; community-based participatory research
- Community Organizing
- Aging Policy
- Social Work Practice Lab
- Social Work Research Methods
- Giunta, N., Morano, C., Parikh, N.S., Friedman, D., Fahs, M.C., Gallo, W.T. (2012). Racial and ethnic diversity in senior centers: Comparing participant characteristics in more and less multicultural settings. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 55(6), 1-17.
- Friedman, D., Parikh, N.S., Giunta, N., Fahs, M.C., Gallo, W.T. (2012). The influence of neighborhood factors on the quality of life of older adults attending New York City senior centers: Results from the Health Indicators Project. Quality of Life Research, 21(1), 123-131.
- Schmitz, M.F., Giunta, N., Parikh, N.S., Chen, K., Fahs, M.C., Gallo, W.T. (2011). The association between neighborhood social cohesion and hypertension management strategies in older adults. Age and Ageing (doi: 10.1093/ageing/afr163).
- Chung, W.T., Gallo, W.T., Giunta, N., Canavan, M.E., Parikh, N.S., Fahs, M.C. (2012). Linking neighborhood characteristics to nutritional insecurity in older adults: The role of perceived safety, social cohesion, and walkability. Journal of Urban Health (doi: 10.1007/s11524-011-9633-y). Published online 12/13/11.
- Giunta, N. (2010). The National Family Caregiver Support Program: A Multivariate examination of state-level implementation. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 22(3), 249-266.
- Case Management Collaboration: A Pilot Study of a Consortium Model of Service Delivery in New York City
Description: A two-year study examining the delivery of case management services for homebound elders through a collaborative model.
Sponsor: John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholars Program
- Evaluation of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
Description: Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)—in partnership with 10 leading organizations from around the country—received a three-year grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging to establish the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. The resource center seeks to improve the quality of services and supports offered to LGBT older adults nationwide. Hunter College serves as the evaluation partner for the National Resource Center.
Sponsor: National Resource Center on LGBT Aging