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Paul Freddolino

School of Social Work/Michigan State University

Paul Freddolino

Paul P. Freddolino, M.Div., Ph.D., is Professor of Social Work at Michigan State University (USA) and Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics.  He is actively engaged in research related to the use of technology tools in social care and health. Current projects focus on technology for people living with dementia and their caregivers, and innovative approaches to bringing digital skills to older adults.


Countries UK; United States;
Topics Ageing in place; Care outcomes; Community-based LTC; Evaluation of LTC systems and services; Loneliness among older people; LTC Workforce; Outcome measurement in LTC; Outcomes for unpaid/informal carers; Technology and LTC; Unpaid / informal care;
Methods Case studies; Focus groups; Mixed methods; Quasi-experimental methods; Questionnaire; Surveys; Training materials;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Long-Term Care Policy; Technology and Long-Term Care;
Other 1;
Research interests
  • Technology and social work practice
  • Program evaluation
  • Technology and aging
  • Technology and long-term care
Key publications

Kim, H. & Freddolino, P.P. (In press). Topic Clusters of Successful Aging Studies: Results of a Topic Modeling Approach. The Gerontologist.

Damant J, Freddolino P, Dangoor M, Hu B, King D, Wittenberg R. (2024). Unpaid carers of people with dementia and information communication technology: Use, impact and ideas for the future. Dementia (London). 2024 Jul;23(5):779-799. https://doi: 10.1177/14713012241249793.

Kim, H., Freddolino, P. P. & Greenhow, C. (2023). Older adults’ technology anxiety as a barrier to digital inclusion: A scoping review. Educational Gerontology.

Freddolino, P. P., Earle, M. J., & Hampson, R. (2022). Lessons from the field during a pandemic: students’ views of ethics in e-therapy. Social Work Education. Advance online publication.