Cynthia Ann Hovland, Ph.D, MSSW
 Title: Asst Prof & Coord MSW Prgm
 Dept: Social Work
 Office: RT 1408
 Phone: 216-687-4553
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1408, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Death and Dying, Grief and Loss, Aging, Interprofessional Education and Practice, Caregiving, Family Caregiving, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Health Care, Spirituality, Preparedness for Death
Ph.D., Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
MSSW, Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000
BSW, Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1997
Brief Bio:
Cynthia Hovland, PhD, MSSW, is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Cleveland State University. She is also an adjunct faculty member with the CSU/NEOMED partnership. Dr. Hovland teaches Introduction to Social Work, Policy, Human Behavior in the Social Environment I & II, Aging and Social Work Practice, Psychopathology and Human Values in Medicine. Additionally, she serves as Director of a National Institutes of Health center grant, overseeing the Education Core for the Center of Health Disparities at CSU, in partnership with MetroHealth. Dr. Hovland's program of research explores disparities in healthcare, spirituality in healthcare, end-of -life care, death and dying, caregiving, grief and loss, and Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Her research interests are grounded in nearly 17 years of clinical practice as a hospice social worker, grief counselor/supervisor, volunteer, clinical manager, and scholar.  Dr. Hovland's previous work on this topic has included national conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications.