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Christine Callahan

Christine Callahan

Research Associate Professor
Chair, Financial Social Work Initiative

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Dr. Christine Callahan is a 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. 

Expertise & Interests

  • Financial Social Work

MSW, Virginia Commonwealth University
PhD, Catholic University of America

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