PSU’s Dr. Stephen Gorin Named Editor of Professional Journal

December 14th, 2006 by Adam

A longtime Plymouth State University Social Work professor has been named
editor of a prestigious professional journal. The National Association of Social Workers has chosen Dr. Stephen Gorin as the new editor-in-chief of Health & Social Work journal. Gorin begins his tenure as editor on Jan. 1, 2007, serving through Dec., 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.

The 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.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in Washington, DC, is the largest membership organization of professional social workers with 150,000 members. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy.

For more information, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., 603-535-2775 or