About Me

Dr. Jeannine M. Rowe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work and Co-Associate Director of Undergraduate Research at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She earned her Ph.D. in Applied Gerontology (2010) and Masters Degree in Social Work (2001) from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Social Work and Sociology (1996) from the University of Nevada-Reno. Dr. Rowe is a New York Academy of Medicine Fellow and  Hartford Doctoral Fellow. She is also a recipient of the Hartford Foundation’s Pre-Dissertation Program in Geriatric Social Work award.

Dr. Rowe has teaching and social work practice experience, as well as extensive applied and intervention research experience. Her 16-year teaching experience involves providing instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in social work, gerontology, and sociology programs. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Dr. Rowe spent almost a decade practicing as a licensed social worker. Her social work practice involved working with children, adolescents, older adults, and families. Today, she continues direct social work practice through volunteerism and service on local boards. Dr. Rowe conducts pet-therapy socialization groups with her certified pet therapy dog “Middie.”

Dr. Rowe has over 17 years of applied research experience. While pursuing her doctoral studies, she worked as part of a research team that conducted extensive research on family caregiving and contributed to the development of the Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral Protocol (TCARE®), an evidence-based care management protocol designed to assist practitioners who work with family caregivers of older adults. Currently, with funding from the Commonwealth Fund, Dr. Rowe is collaborating with colleagues from Rush University Medical Center-Health and Aging and The State University of New York- Binghamton University to examine the impact of the Ambulatory Integration of Medical and Social (AIMS) intervention on health care utilization and outcomes, as well as on patient satisfaction with health care service delivery. She also developed an evaluation tool designed to assess social worker students’ performance of competencies outlined by the Council on Social Work Education.