Patrick M. Cunningham, DSW

Professor of Social Work

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Curriculum Vitae

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BS, Sociology, University of Utah

MSW, Fordham University

DSW, University of Utah



Plant Based Nutrition Certificate 2015      T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, Cornell University


Advanced Clinical Dementia Practice Certificate 2016 University of Michigan School of Social Work

Policy Practice Certificate Council on Social Work Education 2017

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Office address: 106J Hartlieb Hall

University of Alaska Anchorage

3211 Providence Drive

Anchorage, AK 99508

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Phone: (907) 786-6902

Fax: (907) 786-6912

E-mail: pmcunningham@alaska.edu

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I primarily teach the social welfare policy courses in the BSW and first year MSW programs.
Recently, I have taught community and organizational practice, practicum seminars,and in the summer, offer a geriatric practice course.
My current research is Alzheimer's and related dementia in Alaska and lifespan nutrition.

Summer 2017

SWK A473 Geriatric Social Work Practice(distance)

SWK A673Geriatric Social Work Practice(distance)


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Membership Organizations

National Association of Social Workers

Academy of Certified Social Workers

American Geriatrics Society

Alzheimer’s Association

International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment

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UAA Faculty and Staff Association

United Academics

Social Welfare History Links

Social Welfare Policy Resources

Alaska Single Payer Health Care System

SpectraCell Laboratories

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Alaska Sabbatical 2015-16

Juneau Sabbatical 2008

Victim-Offender Mediation in Alaska

Survey of Rural, Paraprofessional, Human Service Workers in Alaska

Successful Aging in Anchorage Study

Mobile Home Parks Social Policy Project

The 2002 Social Services Job Survey (December 2003)

Protective Social Services: Alaska’s Response to Meeting the Safety Needs of Its Population

Care Coordination Challenges in the Last Frontier (Poster Presentation, Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Paris, France, July 17, 2011)

JavaMusicClub: Mutual Support for Cognitively Impaired at Risk Adults(Poster Presentation, Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 14, 2014)

Superfood Smoothies (Poster Presentation, Alaska Food Policy Conference, University of Alaska Anchorage, November 7-9, 2014)

Social Determinants of Alzheimer's Disease, Session Presentation, State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Anchorage, AK, October 8, 2015

Urban in Alaska Conference presentation Java Music Club: Mutual support for cognitively impaired at risk adults, November 6, 2015, UAA

Certificate Plant-Based Nutrition, eCornell, November 25, 2015

Single Payer Health Insurance Commentary

Nutrition Commentary

Social Services and Corrections: Intergovernmental, Public and Private Policy Making, and Power Dynamics Book Chapter

UAA Faculty and Staff Association Description

Java Music Club article

Opiate Addiction Research article

Life style and Alzheimer's disease article

MacAuthur Foundation 100 & Change proposal


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The Honorable James (Jim) of Huntington Beach


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