• PhD., Florida International University
  • MSW, Barry University School of Social Work

Areas of Expertise

  • Gerontology
  • Gerontological Workforce Development
  • Care Coordination/Transitions

Courses Include

  • Gerontology
  • Ways of Knowing Aging
  • Clinical Issues of Older Adults and Family Systems
  • Research (focus on aging)

Current Scholarship

  • 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

  • Sacks D., Das D., Romanick R., Caron M., Morano C., Fahs M. (2012) The Value of Daily Money Management: An Analysis of Outcomes and Costs. Journal Of Evidence - Based Social Work, 9, 498-511.

  • Giunta, N., Morano, C., Parikh, N; Friedman, D; Fahs, M; Gallo, W. (2012). Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Senior Centers: Comparing Participant Characteristics in More and Less Multicultural Settings, Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 55,6. 467-483.

  • Morano, C. & King, D. (2010). Lessons learned from implementing a psychoeducational intervention for African American dementia caregivers, Dementia; The International Journal of Research and Practice, 9,4, 558-568.

  • Morano, C. (2010). Resilience and coping with trauma: Does gender make a difference? Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 20, 4, 553-568.

Current Research

  • 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.

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Carmen Morano

Carmen Morano, PhD


Associate Professor

Managing Editor of the Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Phone: 212.396.7547

Room: 448