Denisé Dews came to the academia with 16 years of social work practice experience in public child welfare, healthcare, and aging. In the course of her practice career, she served on numerous collaborative committees (e.g. ICU/CCU Quality Improvement Team, several multidisciplinary specialty practice area teams, continuity of care planning, and child welfare & law enforcement joint committee).
She currently teaches in the specialization MSW curriculum: aging, death and dying, and integrated health. Additionally, she is the associate director for field education and works with MSW students in field settings.
Denisé is a member of three campus-wide interprofessional education efforts: Geriatric Interdisciplinary IPE, Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, and Health Affairs IPE Steering Committee. She has presented locally and nationally on the topics of IPE, death and dying, integrated health, and field education.
She is a member of several grant teams that have IPE as an integral component of their projects. She was selected to participate in the national ExCEL (Excellence in Cancer Education & Leadership) in Social Work Group. She was member of the national CSWE Geriatric Competency Development accreditation team. Denisé is a current member of the CSWE and the NC Social Work Oncology Group.