Amanda Lehning

Amanda Lehning‌‌Amanda Lehning, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor

Contact Information:
Phone: (410) 706.3831
Fax: (410) 706.6046
Room: 5E06
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Mailing Information:
UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

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MSW, Bryn Mawr
PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Expertise and Research Interests

Aging in place
Neighborhoods and health
Health inequities in later life
Long-term services and supports
Health policy
Housing and transportation

Recent Publications

Lehning, A., Kim, K., Smith, R., & Choi, M. (in press). Does economic vulnerability moderate the association between transportation mode and social activity restrictions in later life? Ageing & Society

Lehning, A.J., Nicklett, E.J., Davitt, J., & Wiseman, H. (in press). Social work and aging in place: A scoping review of the literature. Social Work Research.

Smith, R.J., Lehning, A.J., & Kim, K. (2017). Aging in place in gentrifying neighborhoods: Implications for physical and mental health. The Gerontologist. DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnx105.

Lehning, A.J., & Greenfield, E.A. (2017). Research on age-friendly community initiatives: Taking stock and moving forward. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 31(2), 178-192.

Lehning, A.J., Scharlach, A.E., & Davitt, J.K. (2017). Variations on the Village model: An emerging typology of a consumer-driven community-based initiative for older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 36(2), 234-246.

Lehning, A.J., Smith, R.J., & Kim, K. (2017). “Friendly” initiatives: An emerging approach to improve communities for vulnerable populations. Journal of Policy Practice, 16(1), 46-58.

Lehning, A.J., Scharlach, A.E., Price Wolf, J., Davitt, J., & Wiseman, H. (2015). Perceived challenges to the sustainability of community-based aging initiatives: Findings from a national study of Villages. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 58(7-8), 684-702.