Dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs
Dr. Laura Bronstein (Professor of Social Work) is a founding member of Binghamton University's Department of Social Work and currently serves as Dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs and Director of the Institute for Intergenerational Studies. Her background includes social work practice in family preservation, a school for children with developmental disabilities, hospice and a psychiatric hospital. Dr. Bronstein's research revolves around interdisciplinary/interprofessional and inter-organizational collaboration. She created the Index of Interdisciplinary Collaboration and published the "Model for Interdisciplinary Collaboration" in Social Work, which has been cited as one of the top ten most influential social work articles of the last decade. She is currently leading Binghamton University's work with Broome County Department of Mental Health, Broome-Tioga BOCES and Broome County schools as part of the NYS-funded Broome County Promise Zone, serving to develop, implement and evaluate university-assisted community schools across the county.
- PhD, Social Work, Barry University
- MSW, School of Social Welfare, University at Albany
- BA, Political Science and Psychology, Union College
Current Research Interests
- Interprofessional and interagency collaboration
- School-community partnerships
Most Recent Publications
Kelly, T., Bronstein, L.R., & McPhee, D. (2014). Social work ethics crossing boundaries: Smooth passages and bumpy rides. In D. Jindal-Snape & E. Hannah (Eds.), Exploring the dynamics of ethics in practice: Personal, professional and interprofessional dilemmas. (pp. 247-262). Bristol, UK & Chicago, IL: Policy Press.
Bronstein, L.R. & Kovacs, P.J. (2013). Writing a mixed methods report in social work research. Research on Social Work Practice, 23(3), 354-360.
Bronstein, L.R. & Mason, S. (2013). A serial focus group model for understanding experiences
of older adult volunteers and non-profit agency managers. Groupwork, 23(2), 56-76.
Blitz, L., Kida, L., Gresham, M., & Bronstein, L.R. (2013). Prevention through collaboration: Family engagement with rural schools and families living in poverty. Families in Society, 94(3), 157-165.
Abramson, J.S. & Bronstein, L.R. (2013). Teams. In C. Franklin (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th ed.). New York: Oxford Press & NASW Press.
Bronstein, L.R., Anderson, E., Terwilliger, S., & Sager, K. (2012). Evaluating a model of school-based health and social services: An interdisciplinary community-university collaboration. Children and Schools, 34(3), 155-165.
Mason, S., LaPorte, H.H., Bronstein, L.R., & Auerbach, C. (2012). Child welfare workers' perceptions of the value of social work education. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(9), 1735-1741.
Campbell, D., Lambright, K., & Bronstein, L.R. (2012). The eyes of the beholders: Feedback motivations and practices among nonprofit providers and their funders. Public Performance and Management Review, 36(1), 7-30.
Terwilliger, S., Gueldner, S., & Bronstein, L.R. (2012). A preliminary evaluation of the Well-Being Picture Scale - Children's Version (WPS-CV) in a sample of fourth and fifth graders. Nursing Science Quarterly, 25(2), 160-166.
Anderson, E. & Bronstein, L.R. (2012). Examining interdisciplinary collaboration within an expanded school mental health framework: A community-university initiative. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 4(1), 1-15.
Anderson-Butcher, D., Mellin, E., & Bronstein, L.R. (2011). (Eds.) Collaboration among schools, families and communities; Special issue of Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 4(2).
Anderson-Butcher, D., Mellin, E., & Bronstein, L.R. (2011). Editorial: Collaboration among schools, families and communities; Special issue of Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 4(2), 2-3.
Mellin, E., Anderson-Butcher, D., & Bronstein, L.R. (2011). Strengthening interprofessional team collaboration: Potential roles for school mental health professionals. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 4(2), 51-61.
Bronstein, L.R., Ball, A., Mellin, E., Wade-Mdivanian, R., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2011). Advancing collaboration between school- and agency-employed school-based social workers: A mixed methods comparison of competencies and preparedness. Children and Schools, 33(2), 83-95.
Bronstein, L.R., Gellis, Z., & Kenaley, B. (2011). A Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community: Views from providers and residents. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 30(11), 104-112.
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