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Using the Social Identity Model of Identity Change to Explore Social Role Participation and Identity among U.S. Adults with Osteoarthritis – April 17, 2024

April 17, 2024

Webinar description:

This talk will present the results from a cross-sectional survey study of U.S. adults (18-79 years old) with osteoarthritis (OA) and factors such as social role participation, identity change, and satisfaction with life. Implications for those living with OA, the social work profession, and interdisciplinary teams will be discussed.

About the Speaker:

Stephanie Rosado, Ph.D.
CWHC School of Social Work, University of South Florida
Research & Evaluation Associate at The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg

Stephanie Rosado, Ph.D.From her career as a professional athlete to her experience as a licensed social work supervisor in an inner-city child welfare agency, Stephanie brings a wealth of unique expertise and skills that inform her work in the realms of social work, research, advocacy, and overall wellness. As an #ArthritisWarrior herself, Stephanie uses her own experience with OA to align passion with purpose. For example, she serves as a volunteer for the Arthritis Foundation at local and national events. Overall, Stephanie is passionate about promoting positive health, mental health, and lifestyle outcomes for various populations including minoritized racial and ethnic groups, athletes, and adults. Her research has focused on health and wellbeing, sport social work, and her dissertation research specifically explored social role participation, identity, and satisfaction with life among adults diagnosed with OA.