Jay Memmott

Jay Memmott

Chair, Social Work

DEAN OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Health Science Center - Sioux Falls

Phone: (605) 357-1450

Email: Jay.Memmott@usd.edu

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, Advanced Social Policy, Research, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Addictions, and Spirituality.


Research Interests:

Indigenous Helping, Addictions Treatment and Recovery, the Processes and Mechanisms of Change, Practice-Informed Research, Program Evaluation, and Health Literacy--particularly among American Indians and Other Under-Represented Peoples and Groups.


Education:

  • Ph D, Social Work, University of Kansas, 1984
  • M.S.W., Social Work, University of Kansas, 1977
  • BA, English, University of Utah, 1974

Licensures and Certifications:

  • LCSW-PIP, State of South Dakota
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers, National Association of Social Workers

Grants:

  • Community based participatory research: Assessing general well-being of American Indian Older Adults in South Dakota, University of South Dakota. Grant Role: Supporting. (2013 - 2014)
  • Mental health literacy among rural older adults, University of South Dakota. Grant Role: Supporting. (2012 - 2013)
  • Smart Home Technology Facilitates Telehealth & Independence, USD Governor's Technology Funds. Grant Role: Supporting. (2012 - 2013)

Awards and Honors:

  • Service Aware, Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), 2017
  • Service Award, Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), 2011

Presentations:

  • Memmott, Jay, Vogt, Bruce. Assessing the Impact of Lay Patient Advocate Training in Tribal Communities. Presented at the Annual Rural Social Work Caucus, Vermillion, South Dakota. (July 13, 2015)
  • Memmott, Jay. Social Work Students as Natural Helpers. Presented at the Annual Rural Social Work Caucus, Vermillion, South Dakota. (July 13, 2015)
  • Vogt, Bruce H., Memmott, Jay L., Giger, Jarod, Gutierrez, Cassity, Lemke, Jason, Lemke, Becki, . Assessing the Impact of Lay Patient Advocate Training in Tribal Communities. Presented at the CRCAIH Pilot Grant Program Seminar Series, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (February 26, 2015)
  • Vogt, H, Memmott, Jay, Giger, Jarod T., Gutierrez, Cassity, Lemke, Jason. Health Literacy 101: You Can't Tell by Looking. Presented at the NAO Conference, Charlotte. (July 8, 2014)
  • Lemke, Jason, Giger, Jarod T., Gutierrez, Cassity, Memmott, Jay, Vogt, H, Lemke, Becki. Health literacy and American Indian patient activation. Presented at the NAO Conference, Charlotte. (July 8, 2014)
  • Vogt, H, Memmott, Jay, Giger, Jarod T., Gutierrez, Cassity, Lemke, Jason. Lay Patient Advocacy Training in Tribal Communities: Preliminary Trend. Presented at the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health , Bemidji, MN. (June 11, 2014)
  • Giger, Jarod T., Memmott, Jay. Rural social work to address health disparities: Skype as a telehealth primer. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, Tx. (October 2013)