• Dr. Rowan is Professor and Coordinator of Substance Use Disorders and Addictions Graduate Program, School of Social Work, 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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    2024-03-01 Interprofessional Simulations to Promote Spring Break Safety and Cultural Awareness for Healthcare StudentsInternational Journal of Healthcare Simulation.  1-8. 2024-03-01
    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
    Aging simulation: Improving empathy among interprofessional studentsNursing Ethics


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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

  • Summer Scholars Grant 2024-05-01 - 2025-08-01
  • Enhancing the number of licensed clinical addiction specialists in North Carolina 2023-10-01 - 2024-06-01
  • Enhancing the number of licensed clinical addiction specialists in North Carolina 2022-10-01 - 2023-07-01
  • 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