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Leveraging Social History to Improve Care: A Collaborative Effort


An individual’s social history can greatly influence their care delivery and treatment outcomes—providing context for their health-related behaviors. Social history includes factors such as life stressors (unemployment, legal issues, family concerns), living situation and education level. Incorporating social history questions into the patient assessment and medical history evaluation provides an efficient mechanism for gathering information to facilitate and improve care.

Join us for this free webinar as we explore how social history can be routinely assessed and used to foster collaboration with social work colleagues and others within the health care team.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe social determinants of health and how they can influence patient outcomes.
  • Identify methods to incorporate social history questions effectively into medical and dental assessment.
  • Identify the role social workers can play within a health care team.

CE information:

The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by Feb. 25, 2023. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 1.00 continuing education credit.

All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.


  • Roseanna Graham, D.D.S., M.A., Ph.D.

    Dr. Graham is a graduate of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (Columbia CDM) and completed a general practice residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Education. She currently serves as Columbia CDM’s Director of the Division of Operative Dentistry, holds appointments as an Associate Professor of Dental Medicine, and is an instructor within the Graduate School of Education. Dr. Graham is Co-director of the D.D.S./M.A. in Science and Dental Education dual-degree program. She is an active member of ADEA; a past Chair of the Section on Educational Research, Development and Curriculum; an ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation (CCI) in Dental Education Liaison; and has served as a mentor for the Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP). Dr. Graham received an ADEAGies Foundation® Research Grant, the Columbia University President’s Diversity Research Grant, and was named the 2013–2014 Alpha Omega Foundation/Leonard Abrams Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute.

  • Stacey Whalen, M.S.W., LMSW

    Stacey Whalen, M.S.W., LMSW, is the Executive Director of Patient Services, Social Work & Community Practice for the Office of Patient Services at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine; an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work; and a Field Instructor for graduate students of social work. She also serves as a mentor for the Dr. James and Jill Lipton Fellowship for Interprofessional Research in Oral Health, Social Work and Sociomedical Sciences. Ms. Whalen earned an M.S.W. from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and her B.A. degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She completed postgraduate work in nonprofit management at the Institute for Not-for-Profit Management at the Columbia School of Business and earned a post-Master’s Certificate in Executive Leadership-Not-For-Profit Sector at NYU Silver School of Social Work. Ms. Whalen has over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, project leadership and administration, nonprofit management/program development and social work education.

February 25, 2020
Tue 12:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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