Maryann Amodeo, PhD
Inducted in 2015
Mentor, AASWSW Mentoring Program
Current PositionProfessor Emerita, former Chair of Clinical Practice, and Co-director of the Center for Addictions Research and Services, Boston University School of Social Work
EducationBA), Albertus Magnus College; MSW, Syracuse University; Ph.D., Brandeis University, Heller School
Dr. Maryann Amodeo, PhD, LICSW, is Professor Emerita and former Chair of Clinical Practice, and Co-director of the Center for Addictions Research and Services, at the Boston University School of Social Work. She has more than 25 years of professional experience in the addiction field as a clinician, educator and researcher. Her research, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and local foundations, includes use of evidence-based practices in addiction treatment, addiction training for social workers, the effects of parental alcoholism on children, and cross-cultural issues in alcohol and drug use.
Dr. Amodeo has published dozens of peer reviewed articles and made numerous presentations to professional audiences. She served as President of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) from 2003 to 2005, and has held several leadership roles in the organization. She has received national awards for her work in integrating substance abuse skills into the social work curriculum. Dr. Amodeo designed, directed and served as a faculty member for the 84-hour Boston University Postgraduate Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment from which 300 social workers, psychologists, physicians, nurses and rehabilitation counselors graduated. Every semester, she teaches an addiction course for MSW students. For several years, she served as a faculty member for the Chief Resident Immersion Training Program sponsored by the Boston University School of Medicine, a program to train national cohorts of chief residents to identify and assist patients with substance use disorders. In 2002, Dr. Amodeo was awarded the Boston University Scholar/Teacher of the Year prize.
Her recent work includes:
Salas-Wright, C. P., Cohen, M., Scott, J., Oh, S., Amodeo, M., & Vaughn, M. G. (2019). Trends and drug-related correlates in residential mobility among young adults in the United States, 2003-2016. Addictive Behaviors, 90, 146-150. Available online 30 Oct 2018.
Salas-Wright, C. P., Oh, S., Vaughn, M. G., Muroff, J., Amodeo, M., & Delva, J. (accepted). Trends and correlates of perceived access to heroin among young adults in the United States, 2002-2016. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Available online 18 Oct 2018.
Salas-Wright, C.P., Amodeo, M., Fuller, K., Mogro-Wilson, C., Pugh, D., Rinfrette, E., Furlong, J., & Lundgren, L. (2018). Teaching social work students about alcohol and other drug use disorders: From faculty learning to pedagogical innovation in the classroom and beyond. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions 18(1), 71-83.
Salas-Wright, C.P., Lundgren, L., & Amodeo, M. (2018). Introduction to the Special Issue: Alcohol and Other Drug Education of Social Workers. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 18(1), 1-7.
Krull, I., Salas-Wright, C.P., Amodeo, M., Hall, T., Alford, D.P., & Lundgren, L. (2018). Integrating alcohol and other drug content in the social work curriculum: Practices and perceived barriers. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 18(1), 30-48.
Lundgren, L., Salas-Wright, C.P., Amodeo, M., Krull, I., Hall, T.L., & Alford, D. (2018). Advancing alcohol and other drug education among social work faculty: An evaluation of social work faculty immersion training. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 18(1), 49-70.
Lundgren, L., Salas-Wright, C.P., Amodeo, M., Krull, I., & Alford, D. (2018). The Alcohol and Other Drugs Education Program for social work faculty: A model for immersion training. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 18(1), 8-29.
Amodeo, M., da Silva Clark, M., & Lundgren, L. (2017). An innovative addiction course: Teaching SBIRT skills to MSW students. Social Work Distance Education 2017 Conference, (April 12-14, 2017), San Antonio, TX.
Amodeo, M., da Silva-Clark, M., & Hall, T. (2016). Inter-professional Collaboration Implementing SBIRT Training for Social Workers, Counselors, and Psychiatry Residents. CSWE Annual Program Meeting (Nov. 4-6, 2016), Atlanta, GA.
Mentor, AASWSW Mentoring Program, 2018.