About Peter Maramaldi

Peter Maramaldi, PhD, MPhil, LCSW, MPH, is a Professor at the Simmons School of Social Work and a former Hartford Faculty Scholar and national mentor. Maramaldi holds faculty appointments at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology where he teaches and mentors pre and post-doctoral trainees. Maramaldi is a leader in social work serving on national boards, committees and special work groups. His expertise in evidence-based health promotion, interprofessional teaming, and integrated healthcare delivery, reflects more than 30 years of practice, community organizing, and research experience with diverse populations in urban and rural settings. Maramaldi collaborates extensively with national teams addressing social and behavioral determinants of health with patients, caregivers and the healthcare workforce. He has conducted applied research in a range of settings including long-term care facilities, community and hospital-based health and mental health clinics, and dental offices. Maramaldi’s work includes studies promoting cancer screening, addressing health disparities, testing intervention models using randomized clinical trials, developing and taking to scale quality improvement approaches using behavioral interventions, developing cultures of quality to eliminate errors in dental treatment and surgery and most recently how care teams deliver services to frail elders.

Other Current Projects
National Center for Equitable Care for Elders

Maternal and Child Health/Children, Youth and Families Center for Excellence

Close the Health Gap Grand Challenge Initiative

Council on Social Work Education

Recent Publications

Brown, J.B., Hamilton-Mason, J., Maramaldi, P., Barnhill, L.J.. (2018) Beyond the surface of Consumer-Staff Relationships. Global Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities. 4(4), 1-6.

Berrett-Abebe, J., Cadet, T., Vitello, J., Maramaldi, P. (2018) Developing Content for an Interprofessional Training on Fear of Cancer Recurrence (FCR): Key Informant Interviews of Healthcare Professionals, Researchers, and Cancer Survivors. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. 10.1080/07347332.2018.1443987

Maramaldi, P., Cadet, T., Burke, S.L., LeCLoux, M., White, E., Kinnunen, T., Kalendarian, E. (2018) Oral health and cancer screening in long-term care nursing facilities: Motivation and opportunity as intervention targets. Gerontology. DOI: 10.1111/ger.12365

Berrett-Abebe, J., Cadet, T., Maramaldi, P. (2018) Developing and Evaluating a Training Intervention to Address Fear of Cancer Recurrance. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 36(7_suppl):13-13 DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2018.36.7_suppl.13

Berrett-Abebe, J., Cadet, T., Nekhlyudov, L., Vitello, J., Maramaldi, P. (2018) Impact of an Interprofessional Primary Care Training on Fear of Cancer Recurrence on Clinicians’ Knowledge, Self-Efficacy, Anticipated Practice Behaviors, and Attitudes Toward Survivorship Care. Journal of Cancer Education. DOI: 10.1007/s13187-018-1331-