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Kristina M. Hash

1515 Nottoway Ave.

Richmond, VA  23227

(804) 266-5136





EDUCATION            Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)

                                    Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Social Work

                                    August 1997 to present;  expected completion: March, 2001

                                    Phi Kappa Phi Award, 1999; GPA: 3.9


                                    West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)

                                    Master of Social Work Degree, December 1993

                                    Concentration: Aging    GPA: 4.0

                                    Graduate Gerontology Certificate, June 1996


                                    The College of St. Catherine  (St. Paul, MN)

                                    Bachelor of Arts Degree, December 1990

                                    Majors: Psychology, Sociology    Minor: Women's Studies





July, 2001                    Virginia Department of Health Division of HIV/STD (Richmond, VA)

to present                     Statistical Analyst

Maintain, monitor, and evaluate the HIV/AIDS surveillance data and produce and analyze statistical data on HIV/AIDS and STD morbidity/mortality 



April, 2000                   HIV Adherence Partners Project   (Richmond, VA)

to July, 2001                Research Assistant

Activities included: recruitment of study subjects, conduction of clinical interviews, development and maintenance of the project website (, and data entry and statistical analysis for a project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)



September, 2000          Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work  (Richmond, VA)

to                                 Adjunct Faculty Member

December, 2000          Taught one section of Social Work and Social Justice (SLWK 603) to first year Master of Social Work students



January, 2000               Private Tutor

to May, 2000               Provided assistance and consultation related to multivariate statistical techniques for a social work graduate student.

April, 1999                   Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work  (Richmond, VA)

to May, 2000               Project Manager, Geriatric Rotational Education and Training Project

Provided oversight for Hartford Foundation one-year planning grant.  Participated in the development of a consortium of field agencies and a model of geriatric-specific field experiences for MSW students.  Served as a field liaison for MSW/Certificate in Aging Studies students.



August, 1997                Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work  (Richmond, VA)

to August, 1999            Graduate Research Assistant

Activities included the development of a dissertation funding guide and moving guide for Ph.D. students, compiling of client data for the ACCESS Demonstration Project, and conduction of qualitative interviews and coding data for a gerontological research project.



May, 1998                   Virginia Institute for Developmental Disabilities  (Richmond, VA)

to January, 1999           Research Assistant

Activities included survey design, data analysis, and report of findings for various needs assessments and program evaluations.



January, 1998               The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

to June, 1998               Sheps Center for Health Services Research

                                    Interviewer, Richmond site

Conducted research interviews for the national evaluation of the ACCESS Demonstration Project, sponsored by the Federal Government’s Center for Mental Health         Services.



August, 1995                Comprehensive Home Health Care  (Greensboro and Durham, NC)

to August, 1997            Medical Social Worker

                                    Provided counseling, case management, education, and access to                                                          community resources to patients and their families.



February, 1994            West Virginia University School of Social Work  (Morgantown, WV)

to August, 1995            Director of Continuing Education

                                    Responsible for planning, development, publicity, coordination, and financial                              management of continuing education programs.



August, 1992                West Virginia University Gerontology Center  (Morgantown, WV)

to                                 Graduate Assistant/MSW Intern

December, 1993          Provided logistic support for various projects including the WV Senior Games and the WV Aging Alliance and developed and conducted trainings for the Eldercare Volunteer Corps grant project.



March, 1991                The Christian Home of Johnstown, Inc.  (Johnstown, PA)

to August, 1992            Case Manager, Residential Independent Living Program

                                    (11/91-8/92)  Responsible for independent living training, counseling, case                                 management, intake screening and assessment, and program development.

                                    Child Care Worker, Group Home/Emergency Shelter

                                    (3/91-11/91)  Provided guidance and supervision for at-risk youth.







Buck, D. M., Cox, A. W., Shannon, P., & Hash, K.  (2001).  Building Collaboration among Physicians and Other Early Intervention Providers:  Practices that Work.  Infants and Young Children, 13 (4), p.11-20.


Hash, K. M.  (in press).  Preliminary study of caregiving and post-caregiving experiences of older gay men and lesbians.  Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.


Naleppa, M. J., & Hash, K. M.  (in press). Home-based practice with older adults: Challenges and opportunities in the home environment.  Journal of Gerontological Social Work.


Hash, K. M.  (2000, Summer).  Learning the depths of love:  Caring for an older partner.  The Networker.


Hash, K. M., & Cramer, E. P.  (2001).  Using qualitative methods to empower and uncover the unique experiences of gay and lesbian caregivers.  Manuscript submitted for publication.


Netting, F. E., Hash, K. M., & Miller, J.  (2000).  Geriatric field education:  Lessons learned from a planning grant.  Manuscript submitted for publication.





February, 2001            Caregiving Experiences of Midlife and Older Gay Men and Lesbians    

                                    Presentation given at the “kick-off” meeting of the Senior Resource Network in Washington, DC



November, 2000          Health Care Practice with Gay Men and Lesbians

                                    Guest lecture given in Social Work in Health Settings  (SLWK 726) course at Virginia Commonwealth University



May, 2000                   Caregiving and Post-caregiving Experiences of Older Gay Men and Lesbians

                                    Presentation given at the Senior Aging in a Gay Environment (SAGE) conference in New York, NY.



April, 2000                   Caregiving and Post-caregiving Experiences of Older Gay Men and Lesbians

                                    Poster presentation given as part of the Recognizing Outstanding Student Scholars segment of the Annual Graduate Faculty Meeting at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Chosen to be the representative from the School of Social Work.



April, 2000                   Caregiving and Post-caregiving Experiences of Older Gay Men and Lesbians

                                    Poster presentation for the Graduate Student Research Symposium at Virginia Commonwealth University.




April, 2000                   Geriatric Rotational Education and Training

                                    Paper presented with E. Netting and J. Miller at the Southern Gerontological Society Conference in Raleigh, NC



February, 2000            Older Gay Men and Lesbians and the Continuum of Care.           

& March, 1999            Guest lecture given in Aging and Public Policy (SLWK 710) course at Virginia Commonwealth University



January, 2000               Caregiving and Post-caregiving Experiences of Older Gay Men and Lesbians.

                                    Poster presentation given at the Society for Social Work Research Conference in Charleston, SC




December, 1999          Caregiving and Post-caregiving Experiences of Older Gay Men and Lesbians.

                                    Presentation given at the Doctoral Research Forum at Virginia Commonwealth School of Social Work.  One of two students invited to present at the annual event



October, 1999             Safety and Home Visiting

                                    Presentation for Field Instruction safety training at Virginia Commonwealth University



February, 1999            Older Lesbians. 

& March, 2001            Guest lecture given in Lesbian and Bisexual Women (SLWK 492/WST 391) course at Virginia Commonwealth University



November, 1998          Home-based Practice with Older Adults: Challenges and Opportunities in the Home Environment. 

Poster Presentation with M. J. Naleppa at the 51st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America



October, 1998             Older Gay Men and Lesbians. 

Guest lecture given in Social Gerontology (GTY 605) course at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Lecture videotaped for distance education program



August, 1993 to            Eldercare Volunteer Corps trainings. 

December, 1993          Trainings conducted in Gilmer, Hardy, and Mercer Counties, WV





LICENSURE             Certified Master Social Worker    (North Carolina)

                                    Certified Clinical Social Worker   (North Carolina)





PROFESSIONAL      American Society on Aging

MEMBERSHIPS      Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGE-SW)

                                    Gerontological Society of America

                                    Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network (LGAIN)

                                    National Association of Social Workers




COMMUNITY          Volunteer and consultant, Senior Resource Network, Washington, DC (2001)

ACTIVITIES              Member, Management Team, PharmAssist Project, Capitol Area Agency on

                                                Aging, Richmond, VA  (1999-2000)

Applicant Folder Reviewer, MSW Program, VCU School of Social Work, 

Richmond, VA  (1998, 1999)

Member, Research Committee, Older Battered Women Taskforce,

                                                Richmond, VA  (1998-1999)

                                    Volunteer, United Services for Older Adults, Greensboro, NC  (1995-97)

                                    Member, Family Resource Network, Morgantown, WV  (1994-95)

                                Board Member, Visiting Homemaker Service, Morgantown, WV (1994-95)

                                    Board Member, In Touch and Concerned, Morgantown, WV  (1994-95)

          Hospice Volunteer, Mercy Hospice, Johnstown, PA (1991-93)

Student Volunteer, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society  

            of America  (1989, 1992)





Proficient in using SPSS and SAS statistical software as well as NUDIST software for qualitative analysis.  Experience and expertise in using various database and spreadsheet software as well as presentation, desktop publishing, and webpage design software.