Josephine A. V. Allen, PhD, ACSW
Former Chair, NASW Insurance Trust
Josephine A.V. Allen is Professor of Social Work at Binghamton University of the State University of New York. She is also Professor Emerita at Cornell University where she is a member of the Department of Policy Analysis and was formerly Director of the Cornell Baccalaureate Social Work Program. Dr. Allen’s research focuses on social welfare policy, intergenerational communication and reproductive health, empowerment, and family support, and gender and international development.
She is currently co-principal investigator of a US Department of Agriculture funded research project. This research investigates the ways in which adults, children, and adolescents learn and communicate about sex, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS acquisition, prevention and treatment, and alcohol and drug use.
Chair of the NASW Insurance Trust (1999–2000); National President (1997–1999); former Trustee, NASW Insurance Trust (1995–1997); National Vice President (1991–1993); Vice President of the New York State Chapter. She is currently a presenter for the NASW Assurance Services Risk Management Program.