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AOSW has several committees that carry out a number of different functions for the Association. Among them are the following committees. To learn more about them, click on the name of the committee below.

Learn about volunteering for a committee or other AOSW volunteer opportunities


Research Committee

The primary goal of the Research Committee is to assure that social work research in oncology serves the interest of patients and families dealing with cancer and remains relevant to the field. The Research Committee communicates research methods, projects and results to AOSW members via the website, newsletter articles, conference presentations and webinars.

The Research Committee also reviews research proposals from members and others who wish to use the SWON listserv to conduct research. Researchers who are interested conducting such research or in participating in the Research Committee should contact AOSW Research Director Allison Werner-Lin, PhD, LCSW.

AOSW Annual Conference Presentations

The Research Committee also developed a Practice-Based Research Collaborative In 2016 to facilitate research in psychosocial oncology.

Best Practices

American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS), Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW), and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Joint Position Statement on Implementing Screening for Distress


Chiara Acquati - Chair
Daniela A. Wittmann - Executive Core Research Committee
Hee Y. Lee - Executive Core Research Committee
Tara J. Schapmire - Executive Core Research Committee
Allison Werner-Lin - Member
Amy E. Corveleyn - Member
Bridgette Thom - Member
Denalee O'Malley - Member
Heather H. Goltz - Member
Jennifer A. Currin-McCulloch - Member
Meredith Doherty - Member
Mi Hwa Lee - Member
Michelle d. Ferretti - Member
Tabitha Brookins - Member
Vipasha AgnihotriGupta - Member

Staff Liaisons

Kate Monkus
Associate Account Executive
[email protected]
Sheila Lee
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