Dr. Janice McCall is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work in the College of Leadership and Social Change at Carlow University.

Dr. McCall brings her broad practice experiences which include mental health program administration in the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, consulting within a Boston-based non-profit organization focused on improving public safety and community corrections systems in the U.S., providing a Promotoras program with a community health resource guide, and working in corporate trust, among others.

Dr. McCall earned her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and completed additional methodological training as an Advanced Postdoctoral Fellow at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. She earned an MSW and BA with a minor in public policy from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also a licensed social worker in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Berrios-Thomas, S., Engel, R., McCall, J., & Rosen, D. (2018). Assessing knowledge regarding managing congestive heart failure symptoms: Differences in patient and professional scores. Patient Education and Counseling. DOI: 10.1177/2374373518765793 

McCall, J., Brusoski, M., & Rosen, D. (2017). Research with older adult methadone clients: The importance of monitoring suicide ideation. Journal of Gerontological Social Work: Special Issue, 60, 458-470. DOI:10.1080/01634372.2017.1328479 

McCall, J. & Tsai, J. (2018). Characteristics and health needs of veterans in jails and prisons: What we know and don't know about incarcerated women veterans. Women's Health Issues, 28, 172-180. DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2017.10.009. 

Rosen, D., Engel, R., McCall, J., & Greenhouse, J. (2017). Problem Solving Therapy to reduce depressive symptoms among older adult methadone clients: A randomized clinical trial. Research on Social Work Practice.

Rosen, D., McCall, J., & Goodkind, S. (2017). Teaching critical self-reflection through the lens of cultural humility: An assignment in a social work diversity course. Social Work Education, 36, 289-298. DOI:10.1080/02615479.2017.1287260 

Rosen, D., McCall, J., & Primack, B. (2017). Brief observation: Telehealth protocol to prevent readmission among high-risk patients with Congestive Heart Failure. American Journal of Medicine, 130, 1326-1330. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.07.007

Research Interests

Prior to joining Carlow University, Dr. McCall also held Adjunct Faculty positions in graduate social work programs at Boston College, Salem State College, and the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. McCall is passionate about macro social work and teaches skills such as conducting a needs assessment, employing a SWOT analysis, learning how to develop social service programs, writing grants, and becoming aware of one's leadership potential. She is a strong believer in the importance of context, cultural humility, and networking among social workers. Her students have applied these skills into campus-wide and/or community-based projects.

As a macro social worker, Dr. McCall's research interests have primarily examined the experiences of vulnerable populations in institutional settings with an emphasis on racial and gender differences. Whether it is exploring the potential gendered pattern of prison-based program participation among women prisoners, comparing female and male veterans' health characteristics and access to health care within the Veterans Administration, or the context of gendered experiences in a University community, she is driven by a deep interest to engage in scholarly banter tied to social justice.


2018 Who's Next: Education, The Incline,


2018 Women and Girls Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (WGF): Leadership Development for Community Leaders - a collaboration with All for All, WGF, and Carlow University 

2018 Fides Grant, Carlow University,a project to increase awareness and distribute 2,000 emergency feminine hygiene care products to Carlow students and staff 

2018 Collegiate Basic Needs Dialogue Mini-grant, University of Pittsburgh, to expand and establish an honor-based food and clothing closet on Carlow campus