Emmy Tiderington, PhD, LMSW, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and Associate Faculty at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers. Prior to this appointment, she served as a clinical supervisor and social worker working in housing and case management programs for individuals with serious mental illness and other complex needs. 

Dr. Tiderington’s areas of expertise in homeless services research include the implementation and effectiveness of permanent supportive housing, Housing First and Moving On initiative service models, best practices for facilitating transitions out of homeless services, and mental health and substance abuse recovery in homeless populations. Her research has been funded by Federal, State, local, and private funders, including the National Institute of Mental Health, the State of New Jersey, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. 

She is the recipient of the Robert Moore Award for Excellence in Scholarship from New York University, an Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation of the Year Honorable Mention from the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), and both a New Investigator Award and a F31 National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. 

Her open access publications are available for download here: 

A Moving On from Supportive Housing (MOSH) transitional skills-training curriculum that she and colleagues designed for service providers helping individuals to move on from homeless services is available here: 

Courses Taught

Housing Inequality & Homelessness 
Advanced Contemporary Policy: Mental Health 
Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 
Clinical Social Work: Mental Health 

Selected Recent Publications: 

Cantor, J. & Tiderington, E. (2022). The promise of service-enriched, hotel-based housing as an alternative to congregate shelters for high-need persons experiencing homelessness. JAMA Network Open, 5(7):e2223895. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.23895 

Tiderington, E. (2021). “I achieved being an adult”: A qualitative exploration of voluntary transitions from permanent supportive housing. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 48(1), 9-22. doi:10.1007/s10488-020-01036-z. 

Tiderington, E., Petering, R., Huang, M., Harris, T., & Tsai, J. (2020). Expert perspectives on service user transitions within and from homeless service programs. Housing Policy Debate, 1-11. doi:10.1080/10511482.2020.1825012 Advance online publication.  

Tiderington, E. (2019). Long-term effectiveness of housing and supports for homeless adults with mental illness. The Lancet Psychiatry, 6(11), 879-881.  

Tiderington, E., Henwood, B., Padgett, D.K. & Tran Smith, B. (2019). Employment experiences of formerly homeless adults with serious mental illness in Housing First versus treatment first supportive housing programs. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 43(3), 253-260. doi:10.1037/prj0000391.  

Tiderington, E. (2018). “The apartment is for you, it’s not for anyone else”: Managing social recovery and risk on the frontlines of single-adult supportive housing. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 1-11. doi:10.1007/s10488-016-0780-z  

In the News

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research. 

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