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Joseph Strong

Entered PhD Program in 2016



  • Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology & Microbiology, 2012. The University of Central Florida
  • Masters of Science in Social Work, 2014. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Research Interests

Joseph Strong’s primary area of interest relates to the care of older adults, particularly those with neurodegenerative diseases and dementias.


Articles in Refereed Journals

Combs-Orme, T., Lefmann, T., Strong, J., Thompson, P., Veerman, T. & Pilkay, S. (Under review). Neuroscience in the HBSE Sequence: Mandate and Methodology.

Strong, J., Combs-Orme, T. (Under review). Human Behavior in the Social Environment: What Social Workers Need to Understand About Animal Research.



Pilkay, S., Veerman, T., & Strong, J.M. (2016, November). Incorporating Epigentics into Trauma-Informed Education. 62nd Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Atlanta, GA.

Combs-Orme, T., Thompson, P.L., Lefmann, T., Veerman, T.J., Pilkay, S.R., & Strong, J.M. (2015, October). Teaching science to social workers. Annual Program Meeting for the Counsel on Social Work Education (CSWE). Denver, CO.


Teaching Assistant

Lifespan and Neurophysiologic Development in a Cultural, Ecological, and Transactional Framework

Analysis of Social Work Data I & II


Awards and Honors

2016 Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work Pre-Dissertation Initiative ($1,200, New Orleans, LA)

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