Faculty and Staff Profiles

Robin Lennon-Dearing
Assoc Professor, Social Work
Email: rlnnndrn@memphis.edu
Office Location: 120 Mccord Hall
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Google Scholar Profile

I have been a community-engaged scholar and social work educator for more than 17 years. As a community engaged scholar my research agenda seeks to address disparities in all forms ­­ social, economic, racial, gender and health related -- that affect the Midsouth and the nation. Using an anti-oppressive practice framework and an intersectional perspective I use research as a tool to uncover and document social inequalities, increase awareness of social injustices and oppressions, and mobilize communities to take actions to advocate for social change.

I have been successful in funding research in support of social justice and anti-oppressive practice and research. I am the PI of a subaward grant, “Integrating community health workers as part of the HIV care team to improve viral suppression in Shelby County TN,” funded through the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research. This NIH-funded grant provides support and training to HIV community health workers and their supervisors to deliver high quality client-centered care in Shelby County Tennessee as part of the Ending the HIV Epidemic plan.


2022 Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award, University of Memphis, College of Arts & Sciences

 



Additional Information

Enforcement of HIV Criminalization in Tennessee

I am researching the effect of Tennessee’s HIV criminal laws on vulnerable and marginalized populations and the impact of these state-level HIV policies on people living with HIV. I am a member and co-founder of the Tennessee HIV Modernization Coalition which has the goal of updating Tennessee’s HIV criminal statues to reflect current science.

 



Education
  • PhD Social Work - University of Georgia - 2004
  • MSW Social Work - University of South Florida - 1998
  • BSW Social Work - University of South Florida - 1996

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor, School of Social Work - University of Memphis - 2016-present
  • Assistant Professor, School of Social Work - University of Memphis - 2010-2016
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work - East Tennessee State University - 2004-2010
Honors/Awards
  • Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award - University of Memphis, College of Arts & Sciences - 2022
  • Distinguished Service Award, Faculty Advisor - University of Memphis, Phi Alpha Honor Society - 2022
  • Social Work Educator of the Year Award - National Association of Social Workers, Tennessee Chapter - 2020
  • First Time Principal Investigator Recognition - University of Memphis - 2020
  • Professional Development Award - University of Memphis, College of Arts & Sciences - 2019
  • Nominated for Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award - University of Memphis - 2018
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression Scholarship Award - Council on Social Work Education - 2015
  • Nominated for Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award - University of Memphis - 2014
  • Nominated for Thomas W. Briggs Excellence in Teaching Award - University of Memphis - 2013
  • Outstanding Leadership Award - National Association of Social Workers, Tennessee Chapter - 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award, Faculty Advisor - University of Memphis, Student Social Work Organization - 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation Award - University of Memphis, Families & Groups (SWRK 3904) Summer semester - 2011
  • Community Service Award - World AIDS Day Committee, Johnson City, TN - 2009
  • Distinguished Service Award, Faculty Advisor - East Tennessee State University, Student Social Work Association - 2005

Teaching Experience

  • SWRK 2010: Social Work Profession and Practice - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 2911: Social Response to Human Need - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 3902: Human Behavior and the Social Environment - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 3904: Social Work Practice II - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 4060/6060: Social Work Practice in Integrated Health Care - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 4940/6940: Grief & Loss - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 7003: Groups - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 7005: Psychopathology - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 7019: Advanced Family Practice with Adults - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 7021: Social Work Across the Lifespan - University of Memphis
  • SOWK 5102 Human Behavior in the Social Environment - East Tennessee State University
  • SOWK 5110 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Bioethical Issues - East Tennessee State University
  • SOWK 5303 Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals - East Tennessee State University
  • SOWK 5306 Advanced Field Practicum I - East Tennessee State University
  • SOWK 5313 Advanced Social Work Practice with Families - East Tennessee State University
  • SOWK 5323 Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups - East Tennessee State University
  • SOWK 5405 Rural Health Research & Practice - East Tennessee State University
  • SOWK 5406 Advanced Field Practicum II - East Tennessee State University
  • SOWK 5430 Psychopathology - East Tennessee State University
  • SOWK 5817 Quality Improvement in Rural Health Care - East Tennessee State University
  • SOWK 5957 Grief & Loss - East Tennessee State University
  • SOWK 5957 Advanced Social Work Practice in Health Care - East Tennessee State University
  • PMPR 7105 Interprofessional End-of-Life Clinical Care - East Tennessee State University

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • DSW (Dissertation Committee) - Tracey Davis - 2023
  • DSW (Dissertation Committee) - Christy Hickman - 2023

Creative Activities

  • Media Interview: ‘This is not a death sentence’: Advocates want Tennessee to reexamine its HIV criminalization laws. - (2022, August 9). - This is Nashville. - WPLN - Nashville Public Radio. https://wpln.org/post/hiv-aids-tennessee-laws/
  • Media Interview: Tennessee’s HIV criminalization laws need to change with times, advocates say. - (2022, July 19). - Katie Riordan - WKNO. https://www.wknofm.org/2022-07-19/hiv-criminalization-laws-need-to-change-with-times-advocates-say
  • Media Interview: HIV criminalization in the United States still happens. - (2021, September 23). - Let’s Go There with Shira & Ryan. - Channel Q. https://www.audacy.com/wearechannelq/latest/hiv-criminalization-in-the-united-states-still-happens

Support

  • Integrating Community Health Workers as part of the HIV Care team in rural and urban settings to improve viral suppression in Shelby County TN., Subaward PI - Providence/Boston CFAR, NIH GRANT 5P30AI042853-22. - $157,621 - 2020-2022
  • Engaging Community Health Workers to Improve Viral Suppression and Self-Management among PLWH in Memphis TGA - Providence/Boston CFAR, NIH GRANT 2P30AI042853-21. - $98,757 - 2019-2020
  • Community of Research Scholars (CoRS), HIV Disparities Group - University of Memphis - $2,500 - 2018-2019
  • Women’s Empowerment Group Extension Award - University of Memphis, College of Arts & Sciences - $3,000 - 2016-2017
  • Strengthening Communities Initiative, Capacity Building Grant - Friends For Life, Women’s Empowerment Group project - $18,500 - 2015-2016
  • Students Helping Students Program: Response to Intervention in Higher Education - Tennessee Board of Regents, Faculty Research Grant - $40,000 - 2014-2015
  • Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional Geriatric Center (OVAR/GEC) Grant - Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions - $300,000 - 2005-2009
  • Quentin N. Burdick Rural Program for Interdisciplinary Training Grant - Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions - $242,895 - 2005-2006
  • Travel Enrichment Award - University of Memphis, College of Arts & Sciences - $500 - 2022
  • Travel Enrichment Award - University of Memphis, College of Arts & Sciences - $500 - 2016
  • Travel Enrichment Award - University of Memphis, College of Arts & Sciences - $500 - 2011

Outreach

  • HIV Modernization Town Hall Meetings - Open to the public - 2019-present - Tennessee HIV Modernization Coalition
  • The Tennessee HIV Modernization Coalition - Grassroots group of community members in support of evidence-based laws. - 2019-Present - https://www.tnhivmc.org/
  • Interprofessional Education Collaborative - Students in SWRK 7021 - 2021-2022 - University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Interprofessional Education Collaborative - Students in SWRK 7005 - 2019-2020 - University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Interprofessional Education Collaborative - Students in SWRK 7003 - 2017-2018 - University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Women's Empowerment Group - An empowerment intervention for women living with HIV using photovoice - 2016-2017 - Friends For Life
  • Wellness Retreat (for men and women living with HIV) - Students in SWRK 7019 - 2017 - Friends For Life
  • Wellness Retreat (for men and women living with HIV) - Students in SWRK 3904 - 2016 - Friends For Life
  • Women's Empowerment Forum (Conference for women living with HIV) - Students in SWRK 3904 - 2015 - Friends For Life
  • Women's Empowerment Forum (Conference for women living with HIV) - Students in SWRK 3904 - 2014 - Friends For Life
  • Women's Empowerment Forum (Conference for women living with HIV) - Students in SWRK 7060 - 2013 - Friends For Life
  • Middle School Social Skills Groups (Service learning assignment) - Students in SWRK 3904 - 2017-2018 - Green Dot Schools
  • Middle School Social Skills Groups (Service learning assignment) - Students in SWRK 3904 - 2012-2018 - Memphis City Schools
  • Support Group Leader - POZ Support Group - 2005-2010 - HIV Network, Johnson City, TN
  • Board President - 501c3 Non-profit Organization - 2005-2008 - HIV Network, Johnson City, TN
  • Ethics Consultant - Ethics Committee - 2006-2009 - Mountain States Health Alliance, Johnson City, TN
  • Support Group Leader - Women's HIV Support Group - 1998-2004 - Positive Impact, Atlanta, GA
  • Volunteer - Support Services - 1996-1998 - Tampa AIDS Network, Tampa, FL
Service
  • University of Memphis - Coalition of Black Social Workers, UofM Chapter, Sponsor of Barbara Lee Documentary - 2021-present
  • University of Memphis, School of Social Work - Instructor/Coordinator Search Committee, Chair - 2021
  • University of Memphis, School of Social Work - Assistant Professor Faculty Mentor - 2019-present
  • University of Memphis - Generation Action, Registered Student Group, Faculty Advisor - 2019-present
  • University of Memphis, School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy - Student Engagement Award Committee - 2018-present
  • University of Memphis, School of Social Work - Scholarship Awards Committee, Chair - 2018-present
  • University of Memphis, School of Social Work - Interprofessional Education Collaborative, University of Tennessee Health Science Center - 2017-present
  • University of Memphis, School of Social Work - MSW Program Retention Committee - 2017-2020
  • University of Memphis, College of Arts & Sciences - Tenure and Promotion Committee - 2017-2019
  • University of Memphis, College of Arts & Sciences - SUAPP Director Search Committee - 2017
  • University of Memphis, College of Education - Faculty Research Grant Reviewer - 2017
  • University of Memphis, School of Social Work - Clinical Assistant Professor at Lambuth Search Committee, Chair - 2017
  • University of Memphis, School of Social Work - Social Work Tenure and Promotion Committee - 2016-present
  • University of Memphis, School of Social Work - Assistant Professor Search Committee, Chair - 2016-2017
  • University of Memphis, School of Social Work - Continuing Education Committee - 2013
  • University of Memphis, School of Social Work - Lecturer Search Committee - 2013
  • University of Memphis, School of Social Work - Lecturer Search Committee, Chair - 2012
  • University of Memphis, School of Social Work - CSWE Reaffirmation Committee for BASW Program - 2011-2013
  • University of Memphis, School of Social Work - MSW Field Director Search Committee - 2011-2012
  • University of Memphis, School of Social Work - Phi Alpha Honor Society, Faculty Advisor - 2010-present
  • University of Memphis, School of Social Work - BASW Student Success Committee - 2010-2016
  • University of Memphis, College of Arts & Sciences - Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - 2010-2014
  • University of Memphis, School of Social Work - Faculty Advisor for Student Social Work Organization - 2010-2013
  • ETSU, College of Arts & Sciences - College Awards Committee - 2009-2010
  • ETSU, Department of Social Work - Executive Aide Search Committee - 2007
  • ETSU, Department of Social Work - Social Work Career Day, Co-chair - 2006-2007
  • ETSU, College of Arts & Sciences - Educational Affairs Committee - 2005-2007
  • ETSU, Department of Social Work - Community Advisory Committee - 2004-2010
  • ETSU, Department of Social Work - MSW Field Education Committee - 2004-2010
  • ETSU, Department of Social Work - Faculty Advisor for Student Social Workers Association - 2004-2005
  • ETSU, Department of Social Work - MSW Program Committee - 2004-2010
  • ETSU, Department of Social Work - Marketing, Recruitment & Technology Committee - 2004-2010
  • ETSU, Department of Social Work - Library Committee - 2004-2010
  • ETSU, Honors College - University Honors Scholars Program, Application Reviewer - 2009-2010
  • ETSU - Ad Hoc Task Force for Interprofessional Education - 2008-2010
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  • National Association of Social Workers - National Committee on Nominations & Leadership Identification (NCNLI), Region X Representative - 2018-present
  • National Association of Social Workers - National Committee on Nominations & Leadership Identification (NCNLI), Region VII Representative Alternate - 2016-2018
  • National Association of Social Workers - Tennessee Chapter, Board of Directors, Professional Issues Representative - 2012-2014
  • National Association of Social Workers - Tennessee Chapter, Annual Mentor Dinner Organizer - 2011-present
  • National Association of Social Workers - Tennessee Chapter, West Branch Steering Committee, Chair - 2011-present
  • National Association of Social Workers - Tennessee Chapter, Board of Directors, President - 2010-2012
  • National Association of Social Workers - Tennessee Chapter, Board of Directors, President-Elect - 2009-2010
  • National Association of Social Workers - Tennessee Chapter, Northeast Branch Co-chair - 2005 to 2010
  • Professional Association of Social Workers in HIV/AIDS - Member - 2019-present
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  • Council on Social Work Education - Annual Program Meeting, Abstract Reviewer - 2018-2019
  • Council on Social Work Education - Trained Site Visitor - 2011-present
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  • Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services - Consulting Editor - 2022-present
  • Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services - Manuscript Reviewer - 2018-present
  • Health & Social Work - Consulting Editor - 2020-present
  • Progress in Community Health Partnerships - Manuscript Reviewer - 2020-present
  • Social Work in Health Care - Manuscript Reviewer - 2018-present
  • AIDS & Behavior - Manuscript Reviewer - 2015-present
  • Shelby County Ending the HIV Epidemic Committee - Policy Subcommittee - 2020-2021
Journal Articles
Presentations
  • Refereed Conferences (29)

  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2022, May). How can social workers engage in social and political action to modernize HIV criminal laws? The National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS. New Orleans, LA.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2022, May). Training and supporting a community health workforce for people with HIV in the South. The National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS. New Orleans, LA.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R., Rajabiun, S., Williams, B., & Hirschi, M. (2022, April). Creating a community health workforce to improve viral suppression for people with HIV in the Memphis TGA. Tennessee Department of Health Statewide HIV Annual Conference, Virtual.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R., Hirschi, M., Tsaki, J., & Murrell, D. (2021, March). Living with the pain of HIV criminalization in Tennessee. Panel Presentation at the Tennessee Department of Health Statewide HIV Annual Conference, Virtual.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R., & Rajabiun, S. (2021, May). Community collaboration to address HIV disparities in an African American community in the South. The National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS. Virtual.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2020, May). The impact of HIV criminalization laws in Tennessee. The National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS. Virtual.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2019, April). The Impact of HIV Criminalization Laws in Tennessee. Seventh Social Work Symposium, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2018, November). An empowerment intervention for women living with HIV. Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Orlando, FL.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R., & Price, J. (2017, October). Women living with HIV tell their stories with Photovoice. Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Dallas, TX.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2017, April). An empowerment intervention for women living with HIV. Fifth Social Work Symposium, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2016, June). Social workers’ attitudes toward legislation discriminatory of the LGBT community. 2016 National Association of Social Workers Conference. Washington, DC.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2015, October). Social workers’ attitudes toward legislation discriminatory of the LGBT community. Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Denver, CO.
  • Carter, A., Williams, M., Elswick, S., & Lennon-Dearing, R. (2015, October). Mentoring from the masters: Students helping students. Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Denver, CO.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2014, October). Social workers’ perspective on proposed legislation that discriminates against LGBT equality. Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Tampa, FL. Accepted, did not attend.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R., Delavega, E. & Harper, F. (2014, July). Effects of housing on health and wellbeing in HIV positive women. 2014 National Association of Social Workers Conference. Washington, DC.
  • Delavega, E., & Lennon-Dearing, R. (2014, July). Social workers’ perspective on proposed legislation that discriminates against LGBT equality. 2014 National Association of Social Workers Conference. Washington, DC.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2014, April). Tennessee social workers and future social workers’ attitudes towards the LGBT population. Second Social Work Symposium, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2014, January). Effects of housing on health and wellbeing in HIV positive women. Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. San Antonio, TX.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R., & Delavega, E. (2013, September). Effects of housing on health and wellbeing in HIV positive women. North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit VII. Montréal, Canada.
  • Delavega, E., Shelton, M., Edwards, C., & Lennon-Dearing, R. (2012, November). Making policy real: Experiential-learning policy practice for the social work curriculum. Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Washington, D.C.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2012, July). Examining the mental health needs of girls involved in the child welfare system. 2012 National Association of Social Workers Conference. Washington, DC.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R., & Whitted, K. S. (2011, October). The youngest victims of violence: Examining the mental health needs of young children who are involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Atlanta, GA.
  • Whitted, K. S., & Lennon-Dearing, R. (2011, October). Child welfare and juvenile justice: Examining the unique mental health needs of girls. Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Atlanta, GA.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2009, November). An interprofessional course in bioethics: Training for real-world dilemmas. Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. San Antonio, TX.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2008, October). The efficacy of women-only HIV support groups. Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2007, October). Evaluating a rural community-based interdisciplinary curriculum: A social work perspective. Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. San Francisco, CA.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R., & Florence, J. (2006, September). Exploring health literacy in northeast Tennessee. Third Annual Primary Care Research Day, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2006, May). The efficacy of women-only HIV support groups. HIV/AIDS 2006: The Social Work Response Conference. Miami, FL.
  • Cecil, D., & Lennon-Dearing, R. (2006, April). Form and substance: A motivating model for implementing outcome measurement. Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare, Nashville, TN.
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  • Invited and Community Presentations (30)

  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2022, August). Tennessee blues: Exploring HIV criminalization in Tennessee. Positive Women’s Network. Online webinar.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R., & Murrell, D. (2022, August). HIV Criminalization in Tennessee. Connect to Protect (C2P). Virtual. Memphis, TN.
  • Rajabiun, S., Lennon-Dearing, R., Hirschi, M., Wren, T., & Williams, B. (2021, October). Integrating community health workers as part of the HIV Care team in rural and urban settings to improve viral suppression in Shelby County TN. Connect to Protect (C2P). Virtual. Memphis, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2021, October). Transitions of care. Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Virtual. Memphis, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2021, August). Helping seniors stay in the community. Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Virtual. Memphis, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R., Rajabiun, S. & Williams, B. (2020, September). Integrating community health workers as part of the HIV Care team in rural and urban settings to improve viral suppression in Shelby County TN. Ryan White HIV-Care and Prevention Group (H-CAP). Virtual. Memphis, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2020, August). Helping seniors stay in the community. Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Virtual. Memphis, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2020, August). The experience of being arrested for aggravated prostitution in Tennessee: Why the state laws must be modernized now. TN Statewide HIV/AIDS Virtual Conference. Nashville, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R., & Rajabiun, S. (2020, April). Training community health workers and their supervisors: Lessons learned and future directions. Connect 2 Protect Meeting. St. Jude’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2018, November). The impact of HIV criminalization laws in Tennessee. NASW-TN West Branch Meeting. Memphis, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2017, February). The ethics of surrogate decision-making. Professional Network on Aging Conference. Memphis, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2017, January). An empowerment intervention for women living with HIV. NASW-TN West Branch Meeting. Memphis, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2015, March). Health literacy: What do your clients understand? HelpCare Homemaker Services Plus, Inc. In-Service. Memphis, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2014, December). Health literacy for social workers: A cross-cultural approach. NASW-TN West Branch Meeting. Memphis, TN. 
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2015, January). Health literacy for social workers: A cross-cultural approach. NASW Wisconsin Chapter. Online webinar.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2014, May). Family issues for patients living with HIV. Department of Psychiatry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Memphis, TN.
  • Delavega, E., & Lennon-Dearing, R. (2014, May). Evaluation of grant funded programs. Mid-South Regional Conference, Grant Professionals Association. Memphis, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2013, September). Schizophrenia spectrum and psychotic disorders, bipolar and related disorders, and depressive disorders. DSM-5: What social workers need to know. University of Memphis. Memphis, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2011, May). What’s your story? Using a narrative approach. NASW-TN West Branch Meeting. Memphis, TN. 
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2010, March). Whose decision is it? The ethics of surrogate decision-making. Social Work Career Day. East Tennessee State University. Johnson City, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R., & Hess, R. (2010, January). Health literacy: Training for medical residents. Quillen College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. East Tennessee State University. Johnson City, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R., & Hodski, M. (2008, November). How to treat people with HIV. Northeast Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare. Johnson City, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2009, February). Using the NASW Code of Ethics to discuss ethical concerns with case scenarios. Northeast NASW-TN Branch Meeting, Johnson City, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2008, April). Facilitating HIV support groups. Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. Mountain Home, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2008, March). Group work: Mechanisms of change. Social Work Career Day. East Tennessee State University. Johnson City, TN
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2007, October). Who chooses? Advanced directives for empowerment. Clinical Ethics Conference, Mountain States Health Alliance. Johnson City, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2007, March). Help your patients understand. NASW-TN Northeast Branch Meeting. Johnson City, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2006, August). Women-only HIV support groups. NASW-TN Northeast Branch Meeting. Johnson City, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2006, April). Assessment issues in transitions of care. Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional Geriatric Center (OVAR/GEC) “Interdisciplinary Transitions in Responsibility of Aging Care” workshop. East Tennessee State University. Johnson City, TN.
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. (2005, September). Empowering clients through group process. Fall Conference of Social Workers of the Lakeway Area. Morristown, TN.
Appendix D - Support
  • Grant proposals submitted, but not funded.
  • Community Opportunities for Substance Use, Mental Health and Other Social Support (Project COSMOSS) to Improve Rapid Linkage to Care in Memphis TGA. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Multidisciplinary Treatment Approaches to End the HIV Epidemic. 2022-2027, $3,474,847 (Not funded, scored 58)
  • Community-Opportunities for Substance Use, Mental Health, and Other Social Support in the Memphis Transitional Grant Area (Project COSMOSS), NIH GRANT 13006723, University of Massachusetts Lowell. University of Memphis, Subaward PI, 2020-2025, $872,621 (Not funded)
  • Social Work HEALS Scholarships, Council on Social Work Education and the National Association of Social Workers, 2015-2020, $110,000 (Not funded)
  • Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education, SAGE/CSWE Award, (2014), $1500 (Not funded)
  • Empowered Community Grant (2013). In collaboration with Friends For Life, grant submitted to AIDS United to fund a Women’s Empowerment Network. $23,115 (Not funded)
  • Center for Integrated Health Solutions (2013). In collaboration with Christ Community Health Services, grant submitted to the Council on Social Work Education to fund an integrated care field placement. $10,000 (Not funded)
Appendix E - Outreach