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Jayashree Nimmagadda

Guardo Hall (GH) 105
(401) 456-8042
(401) 456-8210

Academic Background

Chair, M.S.W. ProgramJune 2008 to present
ProfessorJuly 2007 to present
Associate ProfessorJanuary 2000 to June 2007
Ph.D. University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
M.Phil Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) Bengaluru, India
M.S.W. Stella Maris College, Madras, India

Courses Taught

SWRK 520 Human Behavior, Diversity, & Oppression I
SWRK 522 Human Behavior, Diversity, & Oppression II
SWRK 532 Generalist Foundation: Direct Practice I
SWRK 533 Generalist Foundation: Direct Practice II
SWRK 541 Social Work Research & Evaluation I
SWRK 600 Field Education & Seminar III
SWRK 609 Advanced Professional Development

Currently Teaching

Advanced Professional Development


Selected Publications

George, P., MacDonnell, C., Nimmagadda, J., Murphy, J., & Dollase, R. (2015). Designing interprofessional education curriculum using multiple conceptual frameworks. Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education, 21(1), 9-13.

MacDonnell, C., George, P., Nimmagadda, J., Brown, S., Gremel, K. (in print). The Rhode Island Interprofessional Collaborative: Bringing together students across educational institutions and health professions - a team-based curriculum. Americal Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

Reamer, F. & Nimmagadda, J. (2015). Social work ethics in India: A call for the development of indigenized ethical standards. International Social Work. DOI: 10.1177/0020872814559563

Nimmagadda, J. & Murphy, J. (2015). Interprofessional collaborative practice and education – Editorial. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping (Special Issue)

Nimmagadda, J., & Murphy, J. I. (2014). Using simulations to enhance interprofessional competencies for social work and nursing students. Social Work Education: An International Journal, (ahead-of-print), 1-10.

Murphy, J.I, & Nimmagadda, J. (2014). Partnering to provide simulations addressing Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) core competencies. Journal of Interprofessional Care.

Chang, M., Feller, E., & Nimmagadda, J. (2009). Barriers to healthcare access in the Southeast Asian community in Rhode Island. Medicine and Health, 92(9), 310-313.

Nimmagadda, J., Meglio, C, & Guilfoyle. (2009). PRISMModel: Engagement. Lincoln, RI.: Fellowship Health Resources.

Nimmagadda, J., Meglio, C, & Guilfoyle. (2009). PRISMModel: Assessment. Lincoln, RI.: Fellowship Health Resources.

Nimmagadda, J., Meglio, C, & Guilfoyle. (2009). PRISMModel: Treatment Planning. Lincoln, RI.: Fellowship Health Resources.

Nimmagadda, J. & Martell, D. (2008). The two way transfer of social work practice knowledge between India and the USA. In M. Gray, J Coates and M. Yellowbird (Eds.). Indigenous social work around the world: Towards culturally relevant education and practice and culturally-relevant social work (pp. 141-152). London, UK.: Ashgate.

Nimmagadda, J. & Bromley, M. (2006). Building bridges through indigenization. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 12(3), 64-72.

Nimmagadda, J. & Chakradhar, K. (2006). The indigenization of AA: Interpretations from South India. Asian Pacific Journal of Social Work, 16(1), 7-20.

Raman, A. & Nimmagadda, J. (2006). A handbook on research process. Chennai, India.: Vishwanathan Publishers.

Grants and Contracts

(Past 5 years)

Principal Investigator (with Dr. Melinda Gushwa as the CO-PI): Trauma Informed Collaborative Care Education. Grant proposal submitted to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Total funded: $ 473, 783 (2014-2017)

Subaward from Brown University: SBIRT – Training of Student Health Professionals. Fundign awarded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) for 2015-2018.

Program evaluation Pawtucket Child Opportunity Zone, Pawtucket School District, State of Rhode Island. ​​​​

Page last updated: January 30, 2017