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Noelle Fields is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work.  Her primary research interests are in aging, with a particular focus on family caregiving as well as home and community-based services for older adults.  Dr. Fields is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and has practice experience working with both families and elders in a variety of settings.  Dr. Fields has co-authored several publications related to assisted living, adult day services, healthcare transitions, and dementia caregiving.  She has also presented at numerous national conferences on her research in gerontology and social work.  

The Ohio State University
PhD
Social Work
Baylor University
MSW
Social Work
University of Richmond
BA
Sociology
Aging, gerontological social work, family caregiving, home and community-based services

Aging, gerontological social work, family caregiving, home and community-based services

Anderson, K.A., & Fields, N.L. (in press). Relationships between resilience and well-being in family caregivers to Holocaust survivors.  Zeszyty Pracy Socjalnej (Studies in Social Work – Aging: Theory and Practice, Poland).
Book Chapter
In-press
Fields, N.L., & Dabelko-Schoeny, H. (in press). “Aging in Place.” In Susan Krauss Whitbourne (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging.  Hoboken, NJ:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Encyclopedia Entry
In-press
2015
Adorno, G., Fields, N, Parekh, R, & Magruder, K. (2015, January). Aging Well Texas, City of Arlington, Qualitative Assessment Summary Report. Arlington, TX: Authors.
Technical Report
Published
2014
Fields, N.L., Anderson, K.A., & Dabelko-Schoeny, H. (2014). The effectiveness of adult day services for older adults: A review of the literature from 2000 to 2011. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 33(2), 130-163.
Journal Article
Published
2014
Anderson, K.A., & Fields, N.L. (2014). The Adverse Reactions to Care Scale: Identifying and measuring triggers during transitions in care. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 40(2), 21-25.
Journal Article
Published
2013
Anderson, K.A., Fields, N.L., & Dobb, L.A. (2013). Caregiving and Early Life Trauma: Exploring the Experiences of Family Caregivers to Aging Holocaust Survivors. Family Relations, 62(2), 366-377.
Journal Article
Published
2013
Koenig, T.L., Lee, J.H., Macmillan, K.R., Fields, N.L., & Spano, R. (2013). Older adult and family member perspectives of the decision-making process involved in moving to assisted living. Qualitative Social Work. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1177/1473325013475468
Journal Article
Published
2013
Anderson, K.A., Richardson, V.E., Fields, N.L., Harootyan, R.A. (2013). Inclusion or exclusion? Exploring barriers to employment for low-income older adults, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 56(4), 318-334.
Journal Article
Published
2013
Richardson, V.E., Bennett, K.M., Carr, D., Gallagher, S., Kim, J., & Fields, N.L. (2013). How does bereavement get under the skin? The Effects of late life spousal loss on cortisol levels. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbt116
Journal Article
Published
2012
Fields, N.L.,Koenig, T.L., & Dabelko-Schoeny, H. (2012). Resident transitions to assisted living: A role for social workers. Health and Social Work, 37(3), 147-154.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Fields, N.L, Anderson, K.A., Dabelko-Schoeny, H. (2011). Ready or Not: Transitioning from institutional to community care. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 25(1), 3-17.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Koenig, T.L., Lee, J.H., Fields, N.L., Macmillan, K.R. (2011). The role of the gerontological social worker in assisted living. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54(5), 494-510.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Anderson, K.A., Fields, N.L., & Dobb, L.A. (2011). Understanding and screening for past trauma in nursing home residents. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54(8), 755-767.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Gaugler, J. E., Dabelko-Schoeny, H., Fields, N.L., & Anderson, K.A. (2011). Selecting adult day services. In M. Craft-Rosenberg et al. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Family Health (pp. 930-932). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
Encyclopedia Entry
Published
2011
Anderson, K.A., Richardson, V.E., & Fields, N.L. (2011). Employment opportunities and challenges for lower-income older adults. Silver Spring, MD: Senior Service America, Incorporated (SSAI).
Technical Report
Published
2010
Fields, N.L., & Dabelko-Schoeny, H. (2010). Factors Related to a Successful Transition in the Ohio Medicaid Assisted Living Waiver Program: A provider’s perspective.  The Ohio Department of Aging. 
Technical Report
Published
November 2013
Fields, N.L. (2013, November). Aging in Place in Assisted Living: An examination of the personal and environmental factors related to length of stay.

Paper presented at the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orelans, LA.

Other
November 2013
Fields, N.L. Won, S., Bradley, E. Rivera, G., Gibson, A., Tarrant, S., & Richardson, V.E. (2013, November). Cultural Variability Among Dementia Caregivers: A qualitative ethnocultural inquiry.

Paper presented at the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orelans, LA.

Other
October 2013
Fields, N.L., & Dougherty, C.V. (2013, October). Advancing Doctoral Social Work Education: An application of the social-ecological model.

Poster presented at the 59th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.

Other
November 2012

Fields, N.L. (2012, November). An Examination of Resident Transitions to Assisted Living Using the Theory of Selective Optimization with Compensation.  Paper to be presented at the 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

Volunteered
September 2012

Fields, N.L., Anderson, K.A., & Dabelko-Schoeny. (2012, September). The Effectiveness of ADS: Current Knowledge and Research.  Paper presented at the 2012 National Adult Day Services Conference, Pittsburg, PA.

Volunteered
November 2011

Anderson, K.A., & Fields, N.L. (2011, November). Trauma and Aging: Exploring the Experiences of Family Caregivers of Holocaust Survivors. Poster session presented at the 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

Volunteered
October 2011

Fields, N.L., & Dabelko-Schoeny, H. (2011, October). Transformative Learning: A Framework for Spiritually Sensitive Social Work Education. Poster session presented at the 57th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta, GA.

Volunteered
April 2011

Anderson, K.A., Fields, N.L.,& Dobb, L. (2011, April). Understanding and Identifying Past Trauma in Newly Admitted Nursing Home Residents. Paper presented at the 35th OAGE Annual Ohio Professional and Student Conference on Aging, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Volunteered
November 2010

Fields, N.L., & Dabelko-Schoeny, H. (2010, November). Transitions to Assisted Living: The Role of Social Workers.Poster session presented at the 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Volunteered
March 2010

Fields, N.L., Anderson, K.A., & Dabelko-Schoeny, H. (2010, March). Ready or Not: Transitioning from institutional to community care. Paper presented at the 34th  OAGE Annual Ohio Professional and Student Conference on Aging, Kent State University, Kent, OH. 

Volunteered
March 2010

Fields, N.L., & Richardson, V.E. (2010, March). The Application of the Theory of Selection Optimization with Compensation to Assisted Living. Paper presented at the 34th  OAGE Annual Ohio Professional and Student Conference on Aging, Kent State University, Kent, OH.

Volunteered
November 2009

Balaswamy, S., & Fields, N.L. (2009, November). Exploring Organizational Factors Associated with Reporting of Elder Maltreatment Incidences to the Adult Protective Service (APS) System. Poster session presented at the 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA.

Volunteered
July 2014 -
Ongoing
The Senior Companion Program Plus for Dementia Caregivers
$80,000
January 2014 -
Ongoing
Aging Well in Arlington
$10,000
July 2012 -
July 2013
Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Grant
$3,316
August 2011 -
July 2013
John A. Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program
$70,000
November 2010 -
November 2010
Association for Gerontology in Social Work Pre-dissertation Initiative
$800
November 2009 -
November 2009
Critical Difference for Women Professional Development Grant
$625
Spring 2015
SOCW 3302 - HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Tuesday12:30PM2:00PM
Thursday12:30PM2:00PM
One of three required human behavior courses that explores, within the context of a strengths and empowerment perspective, knowledge of the bio-psycho-social development of persons and families from birth through death.
Last Updated on January 21, 2015, 4:07 pm
Fall 2014
SOCW 6318 - Direct Practice With Aging
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Wednesday12:30PM3:30PM
Course presents an overview of current issues in the care, treatment, and delivery of social services to the aging. Students learn practice procedures designed to equip them with the skills needed for effective social work practice and review major theories on aging.
Last Updated on August 20, 2014, 10:05 pm
Spring 2014
SOCW 3302 - Socw 3302-001
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Monday3:00PM5:00PM
Wednesday3:00PM5:00PM
One of three required human behavior courses that explores, within the context of a strengths and empowerment perspective, knowledge of the bio-psycho-social development of persons and families from birth through death.
Last Updated on January 13, 2014, 3:02 pm
Fall 2013
SOCW 3302 - Socw 3302-001
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Monday3:00PM5:00PM
Wednesday3:00PM5:00PM
One of three required human behavior courses that explores, within the context of a strengths and empowerment perspective, knowledge of the bio-psycho-social development of persons and families from birth through death.
Last Updated on August 20, 2013, 12:55 pm