317 Everett L. Marshall Building
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Stephanie P. Wladkowski, PhD, LMSW, ACHP-SW, has several years of clinical practice as a social worker in hospice and palliative care working with families in end of life. Prior to her work in hospice, she provided individual psychotherapy in a community behavioral health agency, college counseling center, and worked in a residential treatment center for adults with eating disorders.
Dr. Wladkowski’s main research interest has focused on live discharge from hospice, or when individuals stop receiving hospice care due to no longer meeting the eligibility requirements. She continues to advance knowledge in this under researched area through exploring the impact of live discharge on individuals with life-limiting illnesses and their caregivers, the policy implications, and the psychosocial practice opportunities. Dr. Wladkowski also researches the opportunities and barriers within doctoral education, including the gendered and cultural experiences of pregnancy and parenthood.
Dr. Wladkowski has presented her research and social work practice issues in end-of-life care nationally and internationally. Dr. Wladkowski is cares deeply about teaching and mentoring new clinicians and strives to create a collaborative learning environment. She is passionate about the social work profession and continues to promote the field of aging and advocate for the role of professional social work across interdisciplinary health care teams.