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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Jennifer C. Greenfield

Assistant Professor
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis


  • impacts of state and national health policy on long-term care service utilization
  • financial security in later life, especially among vulnerable older adults and caregivers
  • effects of public policy on health and financial wellbeing across the life course
  • policy reform, especially related to health care and health disparities
  • policy analysis and research methods
  • community organizing, advocacy and macro social work practice
  • social gerontology


Assistant Professor Jennifer Greenfield's research focuses on the effects of healthcare policy and long-term care on the economic security of older adults and families. She also collaborates on projects related to economic security across the life course, activity patterns among older adults and the health and mental health effects of productive engagement. In addition, she works with local and national community partners on program evaluation and policy analysis projects.

Greenfield teaches a variety of social policy courses, including Health Policy, Aging Policy, and Social Policy Analysis, Advocacy and Practice.

See web page and CV.