Health & Social Work Names New Editor-in-Chief

January 3, 2007

Plymouth State University professor tapped to guide health practice journal

NASW Press is pleased to announce Stephen Gorin, PhD, MSW as the new Editor-in-Chief of Health & Social Work. Dr. Gorin, who is a professor of social work at Plymouth State University, will begin his tenure on January 1, 2007 and will serve through December, 2010.

Dr. Gorin has played a leadership role in social work and in health care policy, serving on President Clinton’s Health Care Task Force and the Advisory Council of the Center for Mental Health Services in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He served as a delegate for the White House Conference on Aging and on Social Security. Dr. Gorin has been editor of the National Health Line column for the past eight years.

“Dr. Gorin will be an enormous asset to Health & Social Work as Editor-in-Chief,” said Cheryl Bradley, publisher of the NASW Press. “Dr. Gorin has a distinct interest in national health care reform and resolving disparities in health care. These issues are extremely relevant to Health & Social Work.”

Currently serving the NASW New Hampshire Chapter as Executive Director, Dr. Gorin is a past president of NASW New Hampshire and was the chapter’s Social Worker of the Year in 1992.

For 20 years, human services professionals have relied on Health & Social Work for the latest advances in areas such as aging, clinical work, long-term care, oncology, substance abuse, depression, and maternal health. Articles also cover research, policy, specialized services, quality assurance, in-service training and other topics that affect the delivery of health care services.


NASW Press, a division of the National Association of Social Workers, has been publishing materials in social work since 1956. It is committed to delivering an unrivaled collection of high-quality books, scholarly journals, and professional social work references. It acknowledges that social work is a dynamic profession and demands a continuous enhancement of intellectual works; therefore, the Press provides publishing opportunities guided by rigorous standards and a constructive peer review process. The NASW Press endeavors to be the premier publisher of literary products in social work and other social sciences, serving readers throughout the United States and abroad.

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