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Selected Publications:

Books and Chapters

Berkman, B., & Kaplan, D. (2011). Social issues in the elderly. In R. S. Porter & J. L. Kaplan (Eds.), The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, Nineteenth Edition, (3140-3150). Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Berkman, B. (2010). Social-behavioral research in aging and the social work research agenda. In Fortune, A. E., McCallion, P. & Briar-Lawson, K. (Eds.), Advancing Practice Research in Social Work for the 21st Century. New York: Columbia University Press.

Berkman, B., & Kaplan, D. (2009). Social issues in the elderly. In The Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals: Geriatrics (Section 24, Chapters 366 and 367). Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Journal Articles

Berkman, B. (2011). Seizing interdisciplinary opportunities in the changing landscape of health and aging: A social work perspective. The Gerontologist, doi: 10.1093/geront/gnr063

Kaplan, D. B., & Berkman, B. (2011). Dementia care: A global concern and social work challenge.International Social Work, 54(3), 361-73.

Berkman, B. (2011). Gerontological social work research in health and mental health. Generations Review, 21(1).

Raveis, V. H., Gardner, D. S., Berkman, B., & Harootyan, L. (2010) Linking the NIH Strategic Plan to the Research Agenda for Social Workers in Health and Aging. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(1), 77-93.

Mehrotra, C., Townsend, A., & Berkman, B. (2009). Enhancing research capacity in gerontological social work. Educational Gerontology, 35(2), 146-163.