Research Statement

Current research projects include:

- A series of studies examining the methods and foundations of qualitative research in social work

- A study that examines the treatment of justice in social work literature

- A study of relationships between young adults and their aging parents

- A study of the philosophical foundations and assumptions in end-of-life narratives

Research Keywords

  • Gerontology
  • Family relationships: theory and research

Presentations

  • Barusch, A.S. (2016). Sex and Intimacy after 60: Ethical and Practical Considerations. Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta, November 4, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/24/2016.
  • Barusch, A.S. (forthcoming, 2017). Cougars and Crones: Alternative representations of older women. European Network in Aging Studies/North American Network in Aging Studies. Graz, Austria, April 27-29. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 02/15/2016.
  • Barusch, A.S. (2012) Refining the Narrative Turn: When does story-telling become research? As part of symposium titled Applying Narrative Gerontology to Research and Practice. Gerontological Society of America. San Diego. Nov. 16, 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/16/2012.

Publications

BOOKS

Barusch, A.S. (2008). Love Stories of Later Life: A narrative approach to understanding romance. Oxford University Press.

Richardson, V. & Barusch, A.S. (2006). Gerontological Practice for the 21st Century: A Social Work Perspective. Columbia University Press.

Barusch, A.S. (2002; 2006; 2009) Foundations of Social Policy: Social Justice in Human Perspective. Wadsworth Press. (3rd Edition)

Atchley, R. and Barusch, A.S. (2004) Social Forces and Aging (10th Edition) Wadsworth Press.

Barusch, A.S. (1994). Older Women in Poverty: Private Lives and Public Policies. New York: Springer. (Second printing)

Barusch, A.S. (1992). Caring for the Frail Elderly: Family Support, Public Services and Case Management. New York: Garland. (Second printing)

Barusch, A.S. (1991) Elder Care: Family Training and Support. Newbury Park: Sage.

ARTICLES AND ESSAYS
 
Gringeri, C., Barusch, A.S. & Cambron, C. (forthcoming). Epistemology in Qualitative Social Work Research: A review of published articles 2008 - 2010. Social Work Research.
 
Barusch, A.S., Gringeri, C. & George, M. (2011). Rigor in Qualitative Social Work Research: An empirical review of strategies used in published articles. Social Work Research, 35(1), 11-19.
 
Barusch, A.S. & Wilby, F. (2010). Coping with Symptoms of Depression: A descriptive survey of community-dwelling elders. Clinical Gerontologist, 33, (3), 210- 222.

Barusch, A.S. (2010). Envy is Ignorance. Bravado, 18, 44-45 (essay)

Barusch, A.S., Luptak, M. & Hurtado, M. (2009). Supporting the labor force participation of older adults: An international survey of policy options. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 53(6), 584-599.

Barusch, A.S. (2008) Sea Change (a first-person narrative). Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts, 2(2/3), 291-292.

Thompson, C.W., Durrant, L., Barusch, A.S., & Olson, L. (2006). Fostering coping skills and resilience in HEN consumers. Nutrition in Clinical Practice.

Taylor, M.J., Barusch, A.S. & Vogel, M.B. (2006). Heterogeneity at the Bottom: TANF closure and long-term welfare recipients. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 13(2), 1-14.

Maramaldi, P., Berkman, B. & Barusch, A.S. (2005) Assessment and the Ubiquity of Culture: Threats to Validity in Measures of Health Related Quality of Life. Health and Social Work. 30(1), 27-38.

Taylor, M.J. & Barusch, A.S. (2004). Personal, family, and multiple barriers of long-term welfare recipients. Social Work.49(2),9-15.

Abu Bader, S. Rogers, A., & Barusch, A.S. (2002) Predicting Life Satisfaction Among Frail Elders. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 38(3), 3-18.

Barusch, A.S. (2001). Social Security is not for babies: Issues and trends affecting older women in the U.S. Families in Society, 81(8),568-575.

Rogers, A. & Barusch, A.S. (2001). Mental Health Service Utilization Among Frail, Low-Income Elders: Perceptions of Home Service Providers and Elders in the Community. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 34(2), 23-38.

Barusch, A.S. (2000). Serving Older Men: Dilemmas and Opportunities. Geriatric Care Management Journal, 10(1), Winter, 31-36.

Barusch, A.S. Rogers, A. & Abu-Bader, S. (1999) Depressive Symptoms Among the Frail Elderly: Physical and Psycho-social Correlates. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 49(2), 107-125.

Peak, T.& Barusch, A.S. Managed Care: A Critical Overview. (1999) Journal of Health and Social Policy, 11(1), 21-36..

Barusch, A.S. (1999) Religion, age and adversity: Religious experiences of low-income, elderly women. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, Vol 26(1), 125-141. (special issue on aging).

Barusch, A.S. (1997) Self-concepts of low-income older women: Not old or poor, but fortunate and blessed. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 44(4), 269-282.

Barusch, A.S. & Spaid, W.M. (1996). Spouse caregivers and the caregiving experience: Does cognitive impairment make a difference? Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 25(3/4), 93-106.


Barusch, A.S. (1995). Programming for family care: Mandates, incentives and rationing. Social Work, 40(3), 315-322.

Spaid, W., and Barusch, A.S. (1994). The Importance of Relationship: Emotional Closeness and Caregiver Burden in the Marital Relationship. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 21(3/4), 197-213,

Spaid, W.M. and Barusch, A.S. (1991). Social Support and Caregiver Strain: The impact of positive and aversive social contacts on elderly spouse caregivers. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 18(1/2),151-162.

Barusch, A.S. and Spaid, W., (1991). Reducing caregiver burden through short-term training: Evaluation findings from a caregiver support project. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 17(1/2), 7-34.

Barusch, A.S. and Spaid, W., (1989) Gender differences in caregiving: Why do women report greater burden? The Gerontologist, 29(5), 667-676.

Barusch, A.S. and Spaulding, M. L., (1989) The Impact of Americanization on the U.S. Territory of Guam. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 16(3), 61-80.

Barusch, A.S., (1988). Problems and Coping Strategies of Elderly Spouse Caregivers. The Gerontologist, 28, 677-685.

Barusch, A.S. (1987) Power Dynamics in the Aging Family, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 11(3/4), 43-56.

Barth, R.P. & Snowden L.R., (1987) with Ten Broeck, E., Clancy, T., Jordan, C., and Barusch, A.S. Contributors to Reunification or Permanent Out-of-Home Care For Physically Abused Children. Journal of Social Service Research, 8(2).

Barusch, A.S. & Miller, L.S. (1986). The Effect of Services on Family Assistance to the Frail Elderly. Journal of Social Service Research, 9(1), 31-45.

Barusch, A.S. & Runyan, W.M. (1983) Ellen's Journal: A Content Analytic Approach to Individual Psychology. Individual Psychology, 39(3), 274-287.
 

 

Languages

  • French, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • France
  • Guam
  • New Zealand

Publications

  • Barusch, A.S. & Hooyman, N. (2017). Aging Overview. In C. Franklin (Ed). Encyclopedia of Social Work, Oxford University Press. Published, 02/15/2017.
  • Barusch, A.S. (forthcoming, 2017). Conversations with Suzanna: Exploring gender, motherhood, and research practice. In M. Capous-Desyllas & K. Morgaine (Eds). Creating Social Change Through Creativity: Anti-oppressive arts-based research methodologies. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. In press, 02/15/2017.
  • Barusch, A.S. (Forthcoming, 2017). A Place for Dad. In S. Chivers & U. Kriebernegg (Eds). Care Home Stories: Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Residential Care. Bielefeld, Germany:Verlag Transcript. In press, 02/15/2017.
  • Barusch, A.S. Sometimes Found by Night (2016). The Legendary (USA). Published, 02/25/2016.
  • Barusch, A.S. Three Days After (2016). The Legendary (USA). Published, 02/16/2016.
  • (2016). Anya Ahmed. (2015). Retiring to Spain: Women’s narratives of nostalgia, belonging and community. Bristol: Policy Press. The Gerontologist, 56(2), 378. Published, 02/15/2016.
  • Barusch, A.S. Devil Wind (2016) Golden Walkman, Issue 3.7(August) (USA: Experimental audio journal). Published, 02/15/2016.
  • Barusch, A.S. Once (2016) Long-listed for New Zealand Flash Fiction Award. Published, 02/15/2016.
  • Barusch, A.S. & Tollar, M. (2015) Enhancing the Financial Capability of Native American Elders. in N. Morrow-Howell and M. Sherraden (Eds). Financial Capability and Asset Holding in Later Life: A life course perspective. New York: Oxford University Press. Published, 02/15/2015.
  • (2015). Laetitia Zeeman, Kay Aranda and Alec Grant (Eds.). 2014: Queering Health: Critical Challenges to Normative Health and Healthcare. Herefordshire, UK, PCCS Books .International Journal of Social Welfare, 24(2). 207-208. Published, 02/15/2015.
  • (2015). Rebecca Stringer (2014). Knowing Victims: Feminism, agency, and victim politics in neoliberal times. London: Routledge. Affilia. Published, 02/15/2015.
  • Barusch, A.S. Barefoot Desert (Oct. 2014). Stone Path Review (UK). Published, 10/15/2014.
  • Barusch, A.S. The True Shape of Raindrops (Sept. 2014). Mulberry Fork Review. (International). In press, 09/15/2014.
  • Barusch, A.S. & Project Staff. (2014) Needs Analysis for Older People in Wanaka and Upper Clutha. Commissioned by Alpine Community Development Trust. Published, 02/15/2014.
  • Barusch, A.S. Awake (Oct. 2014). Stone Path Review (UK). Published, 02/15/2014.
  • Barusch, A.S. My Clan (2014). Crack the Spine Literary Journal, Issue 122. (Anthologized in 2014 Crack the Spine Edition and 2015 Edition of Utah Sings) (USA). Published, 02/15/2014.
  • Barusch, A.S. & Kaye, L.W. (2013) Intimacy and Sexuality. in E. Thompson & L.W. Kay (Eds) A Man’s Guide to Healthy Aging: Stay Smart, Strong, and Active. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD,417-431. Published, 02/15/2013.
  • Gringeri, C., Barusch, A.S. & Cambron, C. (2013) Examining foundations of qualitative research: a review of social work dissertations, 2008-2010. Journal of Social Work Education. 49(4), 760-773. Published, 02/15/2013.
  • Gringeri, C., Barusch, A.S. & Cambron, C. (2013). Epistemology in Qualitative Social Work Research: A review of published articles 2008 – 2010. Social Work Research. 37(1), 55-63. Published, 02/11/2013.
  • Barusch, A.S. & Waters, D.L. (2012). Social Engagement of Frail Elders. The Journal of Frailty & Aging. 1(4), 183-188. Published, 02/15/2012.
  • Barusch, A.S. (2012). Intimacy in Late Life: Reflections on love and care. Geriatric Care Management Journal. Spring, 2012. 10-12. Published, 02/15/2012.
  • Barusch, A.S., Gringeri, C. & George, M. (2011). Rigor in Qualitative Social Work Research: An empirical review of strategies used in published articles. Social Work Research, 35(1), 11-19. Published, 02/15/2011.
  • Barusch, A.S. & Wilby, F. (2010). Coping with Symptoms of Depression: A descriptive survey of community-dwelling elders. Clinical Gerontologist, 33(3), 210-222. Published, 07/15/2010.
  • Barusch, A.S. (2010). Envy is Ignorance. Bravado, 18, 44-45. (peer-reviewed essay). Other, 01/15/2010.
  • Barusch, A.S., Luptak, M. & Hurtado, M. (2009). Supporting the labor force participation of older adults: An international survey of policy options. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 52(6), 584-599. Published, 01/15/2009.
  • Barusch, A.S. (2008). Love Stories of Later Life: A narrative approach to understanding romance. Oxford University Press. Published, 02/17/2008.
  • Barusch, A.S. (2008) Sea Change (a first-person narrative). Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts, 2 (2/3), 291-292. Other, 01/15/2008.
  • Barusch, A.S. (2006). Native American Elders: Unique Histories and Special Needs, in B. Berkman (Ed). Handbook of Social Work in Aging. Oxford University Press. Published, 02/15/2006.
  • (2006). Hudson, R.B. (Ed) (2005). The New Politics of Old Age Policy. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. Social Work. 51(3), 280. Published, 02/15/2006.
  • Thompson, C.W., Durrant, L., Barusch, A.S., & Olson, L. (2006). Fostering coping skills and resilience in HEN consumers. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. Published, 01/15/2006.
  • Taylor, M.J., Barusch, A.S. & Vogel, M.B. (2006). Heterogeneity at the Bottom: TANF closure and long-term welfare recipients. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 13(2), 1-14. Published, 01/15/2006.
  • Richardson, V. & Barusch, A.S. (2006). Gerontological Practice for the 21st Century:: A Social Work Perspective. Columbia University Press. Published, 01/15/2006.
  • Maramaldi, P., Berkman, B. & Barusch, A.S. (2005) Assessment and the Ubiquity of Culture: Threats to Validity in Measures of Health Related Quality of Life. Health and Social Work. 30(1), 27-38. Published, 01/15/2005.
  • Barusch, A.S. & TenBarge, C. (2004). Indigenous Elders in Rural America. In L. Kaye & S. Butler (Eds). Aging in Rural America. Haworth Press, 121-136,. Published, 02/15/2004.
  • (2004). Walter, C.A. (2003). The Loss of A Life Partner: Narratives of the Bereaved. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare.31(2), 199-201. Published, 02/15/2004.
  • Taylor, M.J. & Barusch, A.S. (2004). Personal, family, and multiple barriers of long-term welfare recipients. Social Work.49(2),9-15. Published, 01/15/2004.
  • Atchley, R. and Barusch, A.S. (2004) Social Forces and Aging (10th Edition) Wadsworth Press. Published, 01/15/2004.
  • Barusch, A.S. (2002).Community Services. In Ekerdt, David J., Robert A. Applebaum, Karen C. Holden, Stephen G. Post, Kenneth Rockwood, Richard Schulz, Richard L. Sprott, and Peter Uhlenberg, (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Aging. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2002. Published, 02/15/2002.
  • Abu Bader, S. Rogers, A., & Barusch, A.S. (2002) Predicting Life Satisfaction Among Frail Elders. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 38(3), 3-18. Published, 01/15/2002.
  • Barusch, A.S. (2002; 2006; 2009; 2012; 2015; 2018) Foundations of Social Policy: Social Justice in Human Perspective. Wadsworth Press. (3rd Edition). Published, 01/15/2002.
  • Barusch, A.S. (2001). Social Security is not for babies: Issues and trends affecting older women in the U.S. Families in Society, 81(8),568-575. Published, 2001.
  • Rogers, A. & Barusch, A.S. (2001). Mental Health Service Utilization Among Frail, Low-Income Elders: Perceptions of Home Service Providers and Elders in the Community. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 34(2), 23-38. Published, 2001.
  • Barusch, A.S. (2000). “Family Relations.” in Roberts, P. (Ed.) Aging. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press. Published, 02/15/2000.
  • Barusch, A.S. (2000). Serving Older Men: Dilemmas and Opportunities. Geriatric Care Management Journal, 10(1), Winter, 31-36. Published, 2000.
  • (1999). Kaplan, M. (1996). Clinical Practice with Dementia Patients.Taylor & Francis. Journal of Health and Social Work. 24(1), 78. Published, 02/15/1999.
  • Barusch, A.S. Rogers, A. & Abu-Bader, S. (1999) Depressive Symptoms Among the Frail Elderly: Physical and Psycho-social Correlates. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 49(2), 107-125. Published, 1999.
  • Peak, T.& Barusch, A.S. Managed Care: A Critical Overview. (1999) Journal of Health and Social Policy, 11(1), 21-36.. Published, 1999.
  • Barusch, A.S. (1999) Religion, age and adversity: Religious experiences of low-income, elderly women. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, Vol 26(1), 125-141. (special issue on aging). Published, 1999.
  • Barusch, A.S. (1997) Self-concepts of low-income older women: Not old or poor, but fortunate and blessed. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 44(4), 269-282. Published, 1997.
  • Barusch, A.S. & Spaid, W.M. (1996). Spouse caregivers and the caregiving experience: Does cognitive impairment make a difference? Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 25(3/4), 93-106. Published, 1996.
  • Barusch, A.S. (1995). Programming for family care: Mandates, incentives and rationing. Social Work, 40(3), 315-322. Published, 1995.
  • Barusch, A.S. (1994). Older Women in Poverty: Private Lives and Public Policies. New York: Springer. (Second printing). Published, 01/15/1994.
  • Spaid, W., and Barusch, A.S. (1994). The Importance of Relationship: Emotional Closeness and Caregiver Burden in the Marital Relationship. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 21(3/4), 197-213,. Published, 1994.
  • Barusch, A.S. (1992). Caring for the Frail Elderly: Family Support, Public Services and Case Management. New York: Garland. (Second printing). Published, 01/15/1992.
  • Barusch, A.S. (1991) Elder Care: Family Training and Support. Newbury Park: Sage. Published, 01/15/1991.
  • Barusch, A.S. and Spaid, W., (1991). Reducing caregiver burden through short-term training: Evaluation findings from a caregiver support project. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 17(1/2), 7-34. Published, 1991.
  • Spaid, W.M. and Barusch, A.S. (1991). Social Support and Caregiver Strain: The impact of positive and aversive social contacts on elderly spouse caregivers. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 18(1/2),151-162. Published, 1991.
  • Barusch, A.S. and Spaulding, M. L., (1989) The Impact of Americanization on the U.S. Territory of Guam. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 16(3), 61-80. Published, 1989.
  • Barusch, A.S. and Spaid, W., (1989) Gender differences in caregiving: Why do women report greater burden? The Gerontologist, 29(5), 667-676. Published, 1989.
  • Barusch, A.S., (1988). Problems and Coping Strategies of Elderly Spouse Caregivers. The Gerontologist, 28, 677-685. Published, 1988.
  • Barth, R.P. & Snowden L.R., (1987) with Ten Broeck, E., Clancy, T., Jordan, C., and Barusch, A.S. Contributors to Reunification or Permanent Out-of-Home Care For Physically Abused Children. Journal of Social Service Research, 8(2). Published, 1987.
  • Barusch, A.S. (1987) Power Dynamics in the Aging Family, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 11(3/4), 43-56. Published, 1987.
  • Barusch, A.S. & Miller, L.S. (1986). The Effect of Services on Family Assistance to the Frail Elderly. Journal of Social Service Research, 9(1), 31-45. Published, 1986.
  • Barusch, A.S. & Runyan, W.M. (1983) Ellen's Journal: A Content Analytic Approach to Individual Psychology. Individual Psychology, 39(3), 274-287. Published, 1983.