Deborah Gioia

Debbie GioiaDeborah Gioia, Associate Professor

Contact Information:
Phone: (410) 706.7765
Room: 3W16
Gioia CV

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


MSSW, Columbia University
PhD, University of Southern California

Expertise and Research Interests

Schizophrenia and Vocational Identity
Evidence-based Practice Adoption by Mental Health Practitioners
Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
Veteran’s Mental Health
First Episode Psychosis

Recent Publications

“A Contextual Study of Daily Living Strategies in Neuro-cognitively Impaired Adults With Schizophrenia.” has been published in the November issue of Qualitative Health Research, (2006) 6 16: 1217-1235. 

"Adoption of Evidence-Based Practices in Community Mental Health: A Mixed-Method Study of Practitioner Experience," co-authored with Gregory Dziadosz (Touchstone innovaré) has been published in Community Mental Health Journal, Vol. 44, No. 2, March 2008.

Gioia, D. (2009). Understanding the Ecological Validity of Neuropsychological Testing Using an Ethnographic Approach, Qualitative Health Research, 19(10), 1495-1503.

Gant, L., Benn, R., Gioia, D., & Seabury, B. (2009). Incorporating integrative health services in social work education. Journal of Social Work Education, 45(3), 407-425.