• Dr. Rowan is Associate Professor and Coordinator of BSW Program, University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Research emphasis includes gerontology, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender addictions and mental health treatment.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2023-07-01 An Innovative Nurse Practitioner Curricular Design Using an Adaptive Learning Platform, Adaptive Case Studies, and Telehealth Simulations: A Feasibility StudySAGE Open Nursing.  9. 2023-07-01
    2022-12-01 A Meta-Analysis of Music Therapy and Sleep Quality: Trends and Implications for Older AdultsInnovation in Aging.  6:571. 2022-12-01
    2022-12-01 Exploring housing and housing discrimination for LGBT older adults in coastal North CarolinaInnovation in Aging.  6:43. 2022-12-01
    2022-02-01 Ethics, eating disorders, and diverse gender communitiesThe New Social Worker2022-02-01
    2021-12-01 Exploring knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes of older adults and prescription opioidsInnovation in Aging.  5:227. 2021-12-01
    2021-04-01 Older Adults' Knowledge, Beliefs, and Attitudes about Prescription OpioidsAdvances in Dual Diagnosis.  14. 2021-04-01
    2021-01-01 An interdisciplinary approach to enhancing health knowledge and cultural awareness with LGBT older adultsEducational Gerontology.  47:79-85. 2021-01-01
    2020-12-01 Improving respect and dignity of older lesbian adults: Interprofessional approaches for specialized careInnovation in Aging.  4:611. 2020-12-01
    2020-05-01 Use of the Into Aging Game to Improve Empathy among Nursing, Recreational Therapy, and Social Work StudentsInternational Journal of Human Caring.  24:76-83. 2020-05-01
    2019-11-01 Improving Health Care of LGBT Older Adults: Interdisciplinary Project Enhances Health OutcomesInnovation in Aging.  3:S742. 2019-11-01
    2019-10-01 An Interprofessional Geriatric Team MeetingGerontology & Geriatric Studies.  5:492-495. 2019-10-01
    2018-03-01 Health-related quality of life and wellness of aging LGBT populations in Wilmington and the Cape Fear CoastGerontology and Geriatrics Studies.  2:1-5. 2018-03-01
    2017-09-01 Exploring the health needs of aging LGBT adults in the Cape Fear Region of North CarolinaJournal of Gerontological Social Work.  60:569-586. 2017-09-01
    2016-01-01 Lessons on social and health disparities from older lesbians with alcoholism and the role of interventions to promote culturally competent servicesJournal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.  26:210-216. 2016-01-01
    2015-07-01 Fostering critical thinking in an interdisciplinary wellness coaching academic programEuropean Scientific Journal.  11:46-59. 2015-07-01
    2014-11-01 Interprofessional approaches to symptoms of dementiaEuropean Scientific Journal.  10:115-124. 2014-11-01
    2014-05-01 Building capacity in gerontological social work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults and their loved onesJournal of Gerontological Social Work.  57:75-79. 2014-05-01
    2014-05-01 Resilience in attaining and sustaining sobriety among older lesbians with alcoholismJournal of Gerontological Social Work.  57:176-197. 2014-05-01
    2013-11-01 Supporting home care aides: What employers can do to assist their workersHome Healthcare Nurse.  31:546-552. 2013-11-01
    2013-04-01 Aging well and gay in rural AmericaJournal of Gerontological Social Work.  56:185-200. 2013-04-01
    2013-04-01 Optimizing geriatric social work education: A national study to identify program elements that promote student competenceJournal of Gerontological Social Work.  56:356-377. 2013-04-01
    2013-01-01 Creating learning opportunities for the enhancement of critical thinking skills in BSW education.Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work.  18:123-140. 2013-01-01
    2013-01-01 Meditation and self care for helping professionalsHealing Ministry.  19:12-14. 2013-01-01
    2013-01-01 What is valued in gay and lesbian specific alcohol and other drug treatment?Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.  25:56-76. 2013-01-01
    2011-01-01 Social Work Knowledge of Community-Based Services for Older AdultsJournal of Gerontological Social Work.  54(2):189-202. 2011-01-01
    2009-01-01 PACT: A Collaborative Team Model for Treating High Conflict Families in Family CourtThe Juvenile and Family Court Journal.  60 (2):49-67. 2009-01-01
    2009-01-01 Social Work Knowledge of Facts on Aging: Outcome Evidence from a National Field Education InitiativeEducational Gerontology: An International Journal2009-01-01
    2007-01-01 Using Qualitative Methods to Inform Scale DevelopmentThe Qualitative Report2007-01-01
    2006-01-01 The Higher Power Relationship Scale: A ValidationJournal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.  6 (3):81-95. 2006-01-01


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    2017-10-01 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: The Role of Gerontological Social Work.  Routledge. 2017-10-01


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    2021-08-01 The intersection of LGBT aging and health -- An Introduction to Health Inequalities: A Social Science Approach.  Kendall-Hunt Publishers. 2021-08-01
    2017-08-01 Interprofessional education in the clinical setting -- The Health Professions Educator: A practical guide for new and established faculty.  Springer. 2017-08-01
    2016-10-01 Is sugar addiction a reality? -- Filling Up: Psychology of Eating.  Greenwood/ABC-CLIO. 181-183. 2016-10-01


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    2018-11-01 Into Aging simulation improves empathy outcome in allied health studentsInnovation in Aging. 165. 2018-11-01
    2008-06-01 Final practicum partnership report. New York Academy of MedicineNew York Academy of Medicine. 2008-06-01
    2007-03-01 Final report. Kentucky community-based geriatric interdisciplinary training and self-management projectDepartment of Health and Human Services. 2007-03-01
    2006-02-01 Kentucky Community-based Geriatric Interdisciplinary Training and Self-Management Project. Second Year ReportDepartment of Health and Human Services. 2006-02-01
    2005-01-01 KyMAP Annual Report for October 2004-September 2005. 2005-01-01
    2005-01-01 Supporting LGBT families in a hostile environment panel presentation specific to the social challenges in the media and religion. 2005-01-01


    Principal Investigator On

    Investigator On

  • SAMHSA/CSWE Practitioner Education Grant 2020-01-01 - 2023-01-01
  • Expanding the number of licensed clinical addiction specialists in NC 2020-02-01 - 2020-08-01
  • Ups and Downs: Life Experiences of Diverse Aging 2019-01-01 - 2019-04-01
  • Creative Approaches to Managing Dementia-Related Behaviors 2017-12-01 - 2018-04-01
  • UNCW Community Engagement Grant 2016-01-01
  • North Carolina Problem Gambling Program 2015-01-01 - 2016-01-01
  • SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) 2015-01-01 - 2016-01-01
  • Summer Interprofessional Simulation Collaboration Grant 2015-01-01
  • Cahill Faculty Research Grant 2014-01-01 - 2015-01-01
  • North Carolina Gambling Program 2014-01-01 - 2015-01-01
  • SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) 2014-01-01 - 2015-01-01
  • SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) 2013-01-01 - 2014-01-01
  • Public Child Welfare Certification Program, University of Louisville 2012-07-01 - 2013-06-01
  • State of Kentucky Cabinet for Children and Families 2012-01-01 - 2013-01-01
  • Federal Mental Health Block Grant 2011-01-01 - 2013-01-01
  • State of Kentucky Cabinet for Children and Families. Public Child Welfare Certification Program 2011-01-01 - 2012-01-01
  • Stress Management in Older Adults 2009-02-01 - 2010-06-01
  • Experience of a Marginalized Population (Gay and Lesbian) in Mainstream Substance Abuse Treatment 2008-01-01 - 2009-01-01
  • Child Welfare Training Assessment 2006-07-01 - 2007-06-01
  • KY Map 2004-09-01 - 2006-12-01
  • Kentucky Community-Based Geriatric Interdisciplinary Training and Self-Management Project 2004-07-01 - 2006-12-01
  • Expanding the number of licensed clinical addiction specialists in North Carolina 2020-01-01 -
  • Older Adults' Knowledge, Beliefs, Attitudes, and Behaviors Related to Prescription Pain Medication 2018-02-01 -
  • Teaching Overview

  • Introduction to Social Work; Substance Abuse and Addictions; Cultural diversity and sensitivity; Social Work Practice.
  • Full Name

  • Noell L Rowan