Full-Time Faculty

Tamara Cadet, M.S.W., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Ph.D. - Simmons School of Social Work
  • M.S.W. - Boston University School of Social Work
  • M.P.H. - Boston University School of Public Health

Courses Taught

SW 421 - Social Work Practice
SW 411- Human Behavior in the Social Environment (Online)
SW 478 - Social Work Practice in Healthcare
SW 501- Social Work Practice with Older Adults
SW 652 - Advanced Research and Statistics (Doctoral level)
SW 671- Learning and Teaching in Social Work (Doctoral Level)

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Dr. Cadet investigates and promotes evidence based health promotion interventions for underserved populations in the areas of oncology and health disparities with a focus on older adults. Specifically, she is interested in behavioral factors that influence health behaviors.

Selected Publications

Botta, A., Cadet, T., & Maramaldi, P. (Accepted for publication). Reflections on a quantitative, group-based mindfulness study with social work students. Journal of Social Work with Groups.

Cadet, T. (Accepted for publication). The relationship between psychosocial factors and breast cancer screening behaviors of older Hispanic women. Journal of Social Work in Public Health

Maramaldi, P., Sobran, A., Scheck, L., Cusato, N., Lee, I., White, E. & Cadet, T. (2014). Interdisciplinary medical social work: A working taxonomy. Social Work in Health Care, 53(6):532-51.

Maramaldi, P., Cadet, T., & Menon, U. (2012, July). Cancer screening barriers for community-based Hispanic and Caucasian elders. Journal of Gerontological Social Work.

Maramaldi, P., & Cadet, T. (2012). Aging and cancer: A global concern for social work. Indian Journal of Gerontology, 26(1), 118-138.


Selected Presentations

Cadet, T. & Maramaldi, P. (2014, May). Utilizing Social Support To Engage Older Hispanic Women In Breast Cancer Services. Poster presentation at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Association of Oncology Social Workers, Baltimore, MD.
Cadet, T. & Maramaldi, P. (2014, February). Barriers to providing oral health and oral cancer screening in long-term care facilities. Poster presentation at the 11th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, Tampa, FL.
LeCloux, M., White, E., Cadet, T., Maramaldi, P. (2014, January). Developing a population intervention to promote oral health and cancer screening in nursing homes. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Social Work Research, San Antonio, TX
White, E., LeCloux, M., Cadet, T., Kinnunen, T. & Maramaldi, P. (2013, November). Developing interventions to promote oral cancer screening and oral health in nursing homes. Oral presentation at the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.
Maramaldi, P. & Cadet, T. (2013, June). "Oral cancer screening in nursing homes: Where are the oncology social workers?" Poster presentation at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Association of Oncology Social Work, San Diego, CA.

Cadet, T. & Maramaldi, P. (2012, May). Exploring psychosocial factors and cancer screening: Older hispanic and non-hispanic white women. Poster presentation at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Association of Oncology Social Work, Boston, MA.

Selected Grant Activity

Principal Investigator. President's Fund for Faculty Excellence. Simmons College. Project title: Assessing oral cancer screening training models for long-term care facilities. 2013-2014

Principal Investigator. John A. Hartford Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant. Project title:  Exploring Psychosocial Factors and Cancer Screening: Older Hispanic and White Women (2010-2012)

Consulting and Professional Activity

American Cancer Society - Cancer Resource Volunteer - 2010-Present
National Association of Social Workers - Licensing Preparation Trainer - 2008-2010
Private Practice - Child Therapist - 2006-2009
Esperanza Academy - Social Worker - 2006-2007

Awards and Honors

Invited Council on Social Work Education White House Briefing on the Social Determinants of Health Participant (2013)
Invited National Institute of Aging Grants Technical Assistance Workshop Participant (2012)
Invited Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research and Coaching Clinic Participant (2012)
3rd Place Poster, Association of Oncology Social Work (2012)
EXCEL in Social Work (Excellence in Cancer Education and Leadership) (2011)