Christine Callahan

Christine CallahanChristine Callahan, Research Associate Professor

Contact Information:
Phone: (410) 706-7051
Room: 3W23
Callahan CV

Mailing Address:
UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Dr. Christine Callahan is Research Associate Professor with the Financial Social Work Initiative (FSWI) at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.  She joined the FSWI in July 2012 and conducts research to grow the FSWI as a national leader in financial capability.  Her research focuses on financial capability, including financial literacy, in addition to addressing institutional barriers facing low- and moderate-income households and communities. 

Meet Christine Callahan

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MSW, Virginia Commonwealth University
PhD, Catholic University of America


Association of Oncology Social Work
Society for Social Work and Research
Council on Social Work Education

Expertise and Research Interests

Financial Social Work

Recent Publications

BrintzenhofeSzoc, K., Aron, M., Jacobsen, M., Koziol, D., & Callahan, C.  (2006).  Development of the Profile of Adaptation to Life in a medically ill population:  PAL-M.  Social Work in Health Care, 45(2), 43-58.  doi:  10.1300/J010v4502_03

Callahan, C.  (2004).  Facial disfigurement and sense of self in head and neck cancer.  Social Work in Health Care, 40(2), 73-87.  doi:  10.1300/J010v40n02_05

Callahan, C. (2002, January/February) Balancing your life and cancer. Coping, 16. Reprinted in Fall 2007 issue.

Callahan, C. (2005, March).  The strengths-based perspective with the elderly:  Practical, not paradoxical. Strengths-based perspective on social work practice in health care. Philadelphia, PA: Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC).