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Elaine T. Jurkowski, MSW, PhD

Professor and Graduate Program Director

Elaine Jurkowski

E-mail: etjurkow@siu.edu

Phone: (618) 453-1200

Elaine T. Jurkowski, MSW, PhD, is Professor in Social Work and Program Director, Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Gerontology Programs, where she holds a joint appointment with Health Education and the School of Medicine’s Family Practice Residency Program. Her published research articles have focused on the topics of health disparities, access to mental health and health care services, aging, and disability issues. Her research has been funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, The Hartford Foundation, the Health and Human Services Administration, the Administration on Aging, and the Illinois Department on Aging. Dr. Jurkowski has held elected offices in the American Public Health Association (APHA), National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), and the Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA). Her work experiences have included consultation within settings in West Africa, Hong Kong, India, China, Russia, and Egypt. She is the author of numerous books and professional articles.

Dr. Jurkowski began her social work career working with people who have cognitive and developmental disabilities and supporting these people to develop community social, recreation and leisure skills. Her philosophy of "community integration" and "citizen participation" evolved into vocational and residential settings, and included case management and administrative positions in vocational rehabilitation, and residential settings, serving people with disabilities for the Department of Health and Family Services, Province of Manitoba. Dr. Jurkowski was a "Great Cities" Research Fellow in Health and examined strategies for community needs assessment in the United States and Canada, using citizen participation and traditional needs assessments.

Dr. Jurkowski’s teaching interests include health and aging policy, research methods and program evaluation, administration and grant writing and social work practice with groups.

Dr. Jurkowski's community service includes serving as a member of the Board of Directors for various not-for-profit health care agencies within the Southern Illinois area, and journal reviewer for numerous academic journals. In addition, has been active with the United Way funding allocations system in various locations throughout her career. She is also an advisor to the Southern Illinois Pioneer Coalition Advisory Board.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION

  1. Present University Department or Unit:
    College of Health and Human Sciences: Social Work
  2.  Office Address:
    Pullium Suite 250, M/C 4329, School of Social Work, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  3. Contact information:
    618-453-1200; 618-453-2243
    etjurkow@siu.edu; etjurkow@hotmail.com

EDUCATION

  1. Formal Education
    B.S.W. (Industrial Social Work), the University of Manitoba, Wpg, Canada
    M.S.W. (Policy and Administration), the University of Manitoba, Wpg, Canada
    Ph.D., Public Health, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago, Illinois
  2. Certification and Additional training:
    Student Hotspotting: Sponsor: Camden Coalition, Camden, New Jersey, 2018, 2019
    APM Assessment Academy, Sponsor: Council on Social Work education, 2016, 2017

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2020-present        Program Director: Gerontology Programs

                             School of Human Sciences

                             Southern Illinois University Carbondale

2009-Present        Professor, School of Social Work

                             Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

2018                     Provost Faculty Fellow

                             Office of the Provost/Associate Provost

                             Southern Illinois University Carbondale

2016-Present        Adjunct Professor (cross appointment)

                             School of Medicine, Family Practice Residency Program

                             Southern Illinois University Springfield

2016                     Provost Assessment Fellow

                             Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

                             Southern Illinois University Carbondale

2013-2015            Interim Director, School of Social Work

                             Southern Illinois University Carbondale

2003- 2014           Graduate Program Director, School of Social Work

                             Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

2011-Present        Professor, Department of Health Education (cross appointment)

                             Southern Illinois University Carbondale

 2006- 2009          Coordinator, Graduate Certificate Program in Gerontology,

                             Southern Illinois University Carbondale.      

2004- 2009           Associate Professor, School of Social Work

                             Southern Illinois University Carbondale.     

1998- 2004           Assistant Professor,  School of Social Work

                             Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

1997-1998            Instructor, The University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada.

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY

  1.  Interests and Specialties:
    Health/ mental health, disability;
    Aging;
    International health/planning;
    Access to health care;
    Program evaluation, technology and teaching
    Culture cchange in long term care.
    Assessment of student learning outcomes
    Inter-professional collaboration and workforce development

  2. Selected Grants Received
  1. Health Research and Services Administration (HRSA) via subcontract from Rush University, Chicago, IL for GWEP2 (2019-2024) $265,423
  2. Health Research and Services Administration (HRSA) via subcontract from Rush University, Chicago, IL for Rural Geriatric Workforce Education Center (2015-2018) $485,234,  $157,635 (2019)
  3. Southern Illinois Juvenile Justice Council (2015) $28,000
  4. John A Logan Early Childhood Education (2014) $28,000
  5. Women’s Health Directorate, DHHS (2009) $1,500
  6.  Mathews and Associates (2008) $12,000
  7.  Egyptian Area Agency on Aging (2008) $ 3,000
  8. Union County Counseling (2007) $15,000
    Union County Counseling (2006) $15,000
  9.  AISIN Manufacturing (2006) $12,000
  10. Union County Counseling (2006) $15,000
  11. Integrated Assessment Program, IL Dept. of Children & Family Services (2006) $6,000
  12. Union County Counseling (2005) $14,000
  13. Southern Illinois Healthcare (2004) $14,000
  14. Reminiscence Project (2003) $1,600
  15. Center for Gero-Enrichment (2002) $60,000
  16. Educational Partnership: SIUC (2001) $5,000
  17. University Women for Professional Advancement (1999) $600
  18. for Rural Health & Soc. Development, SIUC (1999) $8,000
  19. Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship Award, SIUC (1999) $8,400 

PUBLICATIONS AND CREATIVE WORKS

Books: 

Jurkowski, E.T. & Guest, A. eds. (forthcoming, 20201). Social Determinants of Healthy Aging: A public health perspective. APHA press. (approx.350 pages)

Jurkowski, E.T. (2019). Program planning and policy development for older adults and people with disabilities: Practice realities and visions (2nd edition). New York, NY: Springer Publications. (552 pages)

Jurkowski, E.T. (2019). Program planning and policy development for older adults and people with disabilities: Practice realities and visions. Instructor’s Guide (2nd edition). New York, NY: Springer Publications.(164 pages)

Hash, K. Jurkowski, E.T., Krout, J.(eds) (2015). Rural Aging: Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Professional Competencies. New York, NY: Springer Publications. (308 pages).

Hash, K. Jurkowski, E.T., Krout, J. (2015). Instructor’s Guide for Rural Aging: Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Professional Competencies. New York, NY: Springer Publications.

Jurkowski, E.T. (2013). Implementing Culture Change in Long Term Care: Standards and Strategies for Management and Practice. New York, NY: Springer Publications. (302 pages).

The Social Work Section of the American Public Health Association, Keefe, T. & Jurkowski, E.T.(Managing editors). Handbook for Public Health Social Work. (2013). New York, NY: Springer Publications. (402 pages)

Jurkowski, E.T. (2008). Program planning and policy development for older adults: Realities and visions. New York, NY: Springer Publications. (424 pages) .

Jurkowski, E.T. (2008). Instructors guide: Program planning and policy development for older adults: Realities and visions. New York, NY: Springer Publications. (81 pages).

Chapters in Professional Books: 

Knaus, L., & Jurkowski, E.& Azim, A.  (2015). Housing, Poverty, and Transportation in Rural Places. Appearing in Aging in Rural Places: Policies, Programs, and Professional Practice, chapter 4, Hash, K, Jurkowski, E.T. & Krout, J. (editors).77-102.

Jurkowski, E., Hogue, H. & Rubenstein, M.  (2015). Work, Retirement, and Leisure in Rural Places. Aging in Rural Places: Policies, Programs, and Professional Practice, chapter 5, Hash, K, Jurkowski, E.T. & Krout, J. (editors).103 - 118.

Jurkowski, E. & De Wolfe, S.  (2015). Health and Wellness Among Rural Older Adults. Aging in Rural Places: Policies, Programs, and Professional Practice, chapter 3, Hash, K, Jurkowski, E.T. & Krout, J. (editors).45- 76.

Jurkowski, E.T. (2015). Policies impacting rural aging.  Aging in Rural Places: Policies, Programs, and Professional Practice, chapter 12, Hash, K, Jurkowski, E.T. & Krout, J. (editors). 261-282.

Hash, K., Jurkowski, E. & Krout, J. (2015). Conclusions and Future Directions, Aging in Rural Places: Policies, Programs, and Professional Practice, chapter 13, Hash, K, Jurkowski, E.T. & Krout, J. (editors). 283- 296.

Jurkowski, E.T (2013). Aging and Caregiving appearing in Handbook for Public Health Social Work, chapter 5 The Social Work Section of the American Public Health Association, Keefe, T. & Jurkowski, E.T.(Managing editors). New York, NY: Springer Publications. (pages 81-101).

Saleeby, P. & Jurkowski, E.T (2013). Disability and Secondary Conditions appearing in Handbook for Public Health Social Work, chapter 9 The Social Work Section of the American Public Health Association, Keefe, T. & Jurkowski, E.T.(Managing editors). New York, NY: Springer Publications. (pages 163-180).

Saleeby, P. & Jurkowski, E.T (2013). Chronic Health Conditions appearing in Handbook for Public Health Social Work, chapter 10 The Social Work Section of the American Public Health Association, Keefe, T. & Jurkowski, E.T.(Managing editors). New York, NY: Springer Publications. (pages 181-192).

Ely, P., Scammel, T. & Jurkowski, E.T (2013). Substance abuse appearing in Handbook for Public Health Social Work, chapter 11 The Social Work

Section of the American Public Health Association, Keefe, T. & Jurkowski, E.T.(Managing editors). New York, NY: Springer Publications. (pages 193-212).

Karki, K., Miah, M., & Jurkowski, E.T (2013). International Health appearing in Handbook for Public Health Social Work, chapter 12 The Social Work Section of the American Public Health Association, Keefe, T. & Jurkowski, E.T.(Managing editors). New York, NY: Springer Publications. (pages 213-230).

Hogue, M.H. & Jurkowski, E.T (2013). Mental Health appearing in Handbook for Public Health Social Work, chapter 13 The Social Work Section of the American Public Health Association, Keefe, T. & Jurkowski, E.T.(Managing

editors). New York, NY: Springer Publications. (pages 231-254).

Jurkowski, E.T. (2011). Psychosocial determinants and mental health. Appearing in Social Determinants and Mental Health, chapter 4, Baeher-Koehler, S. (ed). New York: Nova Publishers.

Buila, S.B.D., Shirley, T., & Jurkowski, E.T. (2011). Rural communities and mental health. Appearing in Social Determinants and Mental Health, chapter 15, Baeher-Koehler, S. (ed). New York: Nova Publishers.

Jurkowski, E. & Kemp, M. (2004). Assisted living, social work practice & the elderly, appearing in Social Work Practice and the Elderly. Ed. Holosko, M. & Feit, M. Toronto: Canadian Scholar’s Press. 501-518.

Jurkowski, E. & Tracy M. (2001). Trends in international research, Chapter 14 appearing in Handbook on Research for Social Work. Ed. Thyer, B. CA: Sage Publications.

Rowitz, L. & Jurkowski, E. (1994). The myths and realities of depression and Down Syndrome.  In Living and Learning in the Community. New York:NADDS

Jurkowski, E. &  Amado, A. (1993). Affection, love, intimacy and sexual relationships. In Friendships and Community Connections between

People with and without Developmental Disabilities. ed by Angela Novak Amado. 129-153. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Garwick, G. & Jurkowski, E. (1992).  Evaluation of HIV prevention and self protection training programs. In HIV Infection and Developmental Disabilities. Ed. Croecker, A., Cohen, H., & Kastner, T. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Selected Publications in Professional Journals

McDaniel, J.T., Albright, D., Lee, H., Patrick, S., McDermott, R.J., Jenkins, W., Diehr, A.J.& Jurkowski, E.T.  (2019). Rural–urban disparities in colorectal cancer screening among military service members and Veterans. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, 5(1) 40-48. doi: 10.3138/jmvfh.2018-0013

Agbeh, A.O. &  Jurkowski, E.T. (2016). Preparing for Baby Boomers as an Agritourism Market. Journal of Tourism and Hospitality 5 (3).  223. doi: 10.4172/2167-0269.1000223

Agbeh, A. & Jurkowski, E.T. (2016). Medical Tourism: Preparing our workforce the emerging terrain. International Journal for Teaching Tourism and Hospitality. doi: 10.4172/2167-0269.1000186

Reese, D., Buila, S., Cox., S., Davis, J., Olsen, M. & Jurkowski, E.T.. (2015). University Community-Hospice Partnership to Address Organizational Barriers to Cultural Competence. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 1-15. doi: 10.1177/1049909115607295

Ball, J., Ogletree, R., Jurkowski, Asunda, P., & Miller, K. (2014).  Diffusion of innovation elements that influence the adoption and diffusion of distance education in health.  American Journal of Health Studies, 29(3), 240-246.  

Ball, J., Ogletree, R., Jurkowski, E., Fetro, J., Asunda, P., & Miller, K. (2013).  The development of a measurement tool to measure the adoption of distance education in health. American Journal of Health Studies. 28(4), 183-189.

Book Reviews:

  1. Jurkowski, E. (2015). Prohaska, T., Andreson, E., & Binstock, R. Public Health and Aging. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 58 (3). doi: 10.1080/01634372.2015.1025008
  2. Jurkowski, E. (2009). Ray, R.E. Endnotes: An intimate look at the end of life. Journal of Gerontological Social Work.
  3. Jurkowski, E. (2006). Challenges of aging on US families: Policy and practice implications. (Edited by Caputo, R. C.). Social Work AGEnda, 24 (2). 15-16. 
  4. Jurkowski, E. (1994). Servant leadership (author Robert Greenleaf). Leadership in Public Health.  2(1).3. 

Other: 

2014 – present             Host for “Dare to Care” Weekly radio show

                                    WGGH Radio 1050 AM, Marion, IL

Have written and produced over 200 radio show broadcasts which reach over a two million listener audience spanning five states (IL, IN, KY, MO, TN).

2007 – 2014                 Regular article contributor  to “Mind and Body” Column

                                    The Southern Illinoisan newspaper

Have written over 40 newspaper articles related to health and mental well-being through the Jackson County Behavioral Task Force.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  1. 2014-2016 Chair, Musical Mayham Fundraiser The Center for Speech and Hearing of  St.Louis
  1. 2012-2014 Co-Chair, Musical Mayham Fundraiser The Center for Speech and Hearing of St. Louis
  1. 2011- present Secretary, Florissant Valley Symphony Community Orchestra
  2. 2012 – present Board Member, Caring Counseling Ministries Marion, IL
  1. 2011 – present Advisory Board Member S. IL Pioneer Coalition
  2. 2006-present Member, Board of Directors, SPIN (Serving People in Need, not-for profit social service agency), Murphysboro, Illinois
  3. 2005-2009 Group facilitator: Lifelong Journey’s Social Skills program, St. Louis, MO
  4. 2002-present Member, Board of Directors, United Nations, Southern Illinois Chapter
  5. 2005-2014. Member, I-Floss Coalition, S. IL District
  6. 2002- 2005 Chair, United Nations Global Health Initiative: United Nations, Southern Illinois Chapter.
  7. 2002- 2004 President: American Association of American Women, Carbondale Chapter.
  8. 2000- 2004. Leader: Girl Scout Leader Troop 160, Girl Scouts of Shagbark Council.
  9. 2001- 2006. Volunteer Member, Jackson County Coalition for Oral Health
  10. 2000-2001 Volunteered time, conducted, analyzed and prepared a report of  Needs Assessment of community oral health needs for Jackson County Department of Public Health.