Banghwa Lee Casado, Ph.D., MSWDr. Casado is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She received a B.A. in Sociology and gerontology certificate from the Georgia State University, and her MSW and Ph.D. degree from the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work.
John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar in Geriatric Social Work
University of Maryland School of Social Work
Dr. Casado has received several nationally competitive awards in gerontology, including Hartford Faculty Scholar in Geriatric Social Work, Hartford Doctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Social Work, Council of Social Education Minority Research Fellowship, AARP Andrus Foundation Scholarship, and Somers Aging & Long-Term Care Research Internship (interned at the National Research Council, National Academies of Science in Washington, D.C.).
Dr. Casado’s research interests are centered around three main themes: (1) psychosocial well-being of older adults and their caregivers, (2) service needs in older adults and their caregivers in the community, and (3) methods for research with cultural/language minorities. The research projects she has worked on include: examination of migratory grief experience and depression among older Chinese Americans; analysis of National Long-Term Care Survey study; evaluation of a community-based depression intervention for older adults (Healthy IDEAS—one of the Evidence-Based Disease Prevention Projects funded by the Administration on Aging); evaluation of a community-based project for older home owners in Baltimore (Neighborhoods for All Ages); and community-based survey and focus groups studies examining the needs of home and community based long-term care and caregiving experiences among Korean Americans (KAs) in the Washington Baltimore Northern Virginia (WBNV) metropolitan area. She has published the findings of these studies in several peer-reviewed journals, such as The Gerontologist, Journal of Aging and Health, Journal of Applied Gerontologists, Clinical Gerontologists, and Journal of Gerontological Social Work.