School of Health Sciences Social Work

Jay Memmott

Jay Memmott, Chair
Associate Professor
Social Work, School of Health Sciences
UJA Julian Hall 254
Phone: 605-677-5589
Bio:
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. B.A. in English, University of Utah, 1974. M.S.W., University of Kansas, 1977. Ph.D. in Social Work, University of Kansas, 1984. Specializations in Health Care, Mental Health, and Addictions Treatment.
Teaching Interests:
Social Work Practice, Advanced Clinical Practice, Assessment and Diagnosis, Research, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, and Spirituality.
Research Interests:
Natural Helping, Addictions Treatment, the Process of Change, and Program Evaluation.
Education:
  • Ph D, Social Work, University of Kansas, 1984
  • M.S.W., Social Work, University of Kansas, 1977
  • BA, English, University of Utah, 1974
Grants:
  • Community based participatory research: Assessing general well-being of American Indian Older Adults in South Dakota , University of South Dakota, (2013 - 2014)
  • Mental health literacy among rural older adults, University of South Dakota, (2012 - 2013)
  • Smart Home Technology Facilitates Telehealth & Independence, USD Governor's Technology Funds, (2012 - 2013)
Awards and Honors:
  • Service Award, Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), 2011
Presentations:
  • Vogt, H., Memmott, J., Giger, J. T., Gutierrez, C., Lemke, J. (2014, July). Health Literacy 101: You Can't Tell by Looking. Presented at the NAO Conference, Charlotte .
  • Lemke, J., Giger, J. T., Gutierrez, C., Memmott, J., Vogt, H., Lemke, B. (2014, July). Health literacy and American Indian patient activation. Presented at the NAO Conference, Charlotte .
  • Vogt, H., Memmott, J., Giger, J. T., Gutierrez, C., Lemke, J. (2014, June). Lay Patient Advocacy Training in Tribal Communities: Preliminary Trend. Presented at the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health , Bemidji, MN.
  • Giger, J. T., Memmott, J. (2013, October). Rural social work to address health disparities: Skype as a telehealth primer. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, Tx.