Katie Savin

EducationKatie Savin

Ph.D. (Expected May 2021)

University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare
Dissertation Title: “Being on SSI is a Full-Time Job:” Making Ends Meet on Social Security Disability Benefits

Email:  katie_savin@berkeley.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Publications

TECHNICAL REPORTS

Savin, K. (2019). “Being on SSI is a Full-Time Job:” How SSI and SSDI Beneficiaries Work Around and Within Labor Incentive Programs. Project Report for ARDRAW (Analyzing the Relationships Between Disability, Rehabilitation, and Work) Small Grant Program of Public Research, Inc. Retrievable from https://ardraw.policyresearchinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Savin_AR...

Crisp-Cooper, M., Savin, K., Mejía, P. & Cummins, J. (2019). Who Defines MY Quality of Life? Perspectives from People with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. White Paper. Published by: Office of Developmental Primary Care; University of California, San Francisco: The Regents of the University of California. Retrievable from https://odpc.ucsf.edu/clinical/patient-centered-care

NON-FICTION WRITING

Savin, K. (2019). My Supercharged, Tricked Out, Bluetooth Wheelchair Life Force. In Catapano & Garland-Thomson About Us. Norton / Liveright Publishing.

Savin, K. Sweet Invisible Body. In Couser, T. & Mintz, S., eds. Disability Experiences: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.

PEER-REVIEWED

Reynolds, J. M., Guidry-Grimes, L. & Savin, K. Against Personal Ventilator Reallocation. Forthcoming, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 30(2) 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3656760

Sacks, T.K., Savin, K., & Walton, Q. (under review). The Tuskegee Syphilis Study: 'Putting the Past Back In' our Understanding of Resistance in Health Decision Making.

Guidry-Grimes, L., Savin K., Stramondo, J.A., Reynolds, J.M., Tsaplina, M., Blankmeyer Burke, T., Ballantyne, A., Kittay, E.F., Stahl, D., Scully, J.L., Garland-Thomson, R., Tarzian, A., Dorfman, D., & Fins, J.J. (2020) Disability Rights as a Necessary Framework for Crisis Standards of Care. Hastings Center Report, 50(3), 28-32.

Savin, K. (2013). Empowering Young Women with Type 1 Diabetes: Evaluating a Peer-Led Diabetes Support Group. Published-only abstract 2509-PO in category 22 Psychosocial, Behavioral Medicine. at: American Diabetes Association 73rd Scientific Sessions, June 21-25, 2013, Chicago, IL.

Werner-Lin, A., Rubin, L. R., Doyle, M., Stern, R., Savin, K., Hurley, K., & Sagi, M. (2012). “My funky genetics’: BRCA1/2 mutation carriers understanding of genetic inheritance and reproductive merger in the context of new repro-genetic technologies.” Families, Systems & Health: The Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare, 30(2), 166–180.

NON PEER-REVIEWED

NON-PEER REVIEWED:

Gruidry-Grimes, L. & Savin, K. (2020). "Will They Take My Vent?": Ethical Considerations with Personal Ventilator Reallocation During COVID-19. Bioethics.net. Retrievable from: http://www.bioethics.net/2020/04/will-they-take-my-vent-ethical-consider...

Savin, K. & Guidry-Grimes, L. (2020). Confronting Disability Discrimination During the Pandemic. The Hastings Center Bioethics Forum. Retrievable from: https://www.thehastingscenter.org/confronting-disability-discrimination-...

Savin, K. My Supercharged, Tricked Out, Bluetooth Wheelchair Life Force. In Catapano & Garland-Thomson (2019). About Us. Norton / Liveright Publishing.

Savin, K. Sweet Invisible Body. In Couser, T. & Mintz, S., eds. Disability Experiences: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.

Savin, K. (2019). UC Berkeley SHIP's new insurance carrier could burden students. The Daily Cal, Opinion. Retrievable from https://www.dailycal.org/2019/04/16/uc-berkeley-ships-new-insurance-carr...

O'Leary, L. & Savin, K. (2018). Marketplace Weekend Special Edition: Disability and Economics. Co-producer and script writer for national public radio audiences.

Savin, K. (2017). My supercharged, tricked out, Bluetooth life force. New York Times, Opinion. Retrievable from https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/15/opinion/my-wheelchair-commuter-friend...

Presentations and Panels

2020 (forthcoming) Morris, Z., Savin, K., Marinoff. R., Wise, M. The Extra Costs of Vision Loss: A Mixed Methods Investigation. A presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.

2020 (invited workshop presentation). Savin, K. Fear of Dementia as Cultural Narrative: Intersections with Disability Justice. The Hastings Center: Bioethics Research Institute.

2020 (invited lecture) Savin, K & Crisp-Cooper, M. Who Defines My Quality of Life? University of California, San Francisco Developmental Disabilities: Update for Health Professionals. 19th Annual Conference.

2019 (invited lecture) Savin, K. Theorizing the Relationship Between Marginalized Communities and End-of-Life Care. The Hastings Center: Bioethics Research Institute.

2019 Savin, K. Disabled and Poor in the Bay Area: How SSI and SSDI Beneficiaries Work Around and Within Current Labor Incentive Programs. The Disability & Labor session of the 2019 Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting.

2019 & 2018 Savin, K. Working with Graduate Student Instructors: Advice for DSP Students. Invited talk for the Disabled Students Program (DSP) Orientation at UC Berkeley.

2019 (Submitted) Carolan, K., Savin, K., McGarity, S., & Taylor, S. A Symposium entitled Pathways to Equity and Inclusion: Examining Work, Poverty and Wellbeing Among People with Disabilities at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 24th Annual Conference.

2019 (accepted) Reddy, D., Thompson-Lastad, A., Savin K., & Delgado, E. A. Roundtable entitled Re-valuing “Women’s Work” through Relational Organizing: Workers and Employers in the Domestic Workers Movement for the National Women’s Studies Association 2019 National Conference.

2019 Savin, K. & Crisp-Cooper, M. Who Defines MY Quality of Life? Perspectives from People with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. A presentation for the University of California, San Francisco Department of Family and Community Medicine Rodnick Colloquium.

2019 Savin, K. & Aguilar, A. with respondent Sacks, T. Healing, Health and Death: Contestations and Interventions. An event by the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (ISSI) at UC Berkeley.

2019 Savin K & Crisp-Cooper, M. End of Life Considerations in the Disability Community: Whose Quality of Life, Quality of Death? Invited guest lecture by the Humanities Center at University of San Diego.

2018 Reddy, D., Thompson-Lastad, A., Savin K., & Delgado, E. Home as a Site of Political Action. A panel presentation at The Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice 2018 Symposium: Home and Homecoming: Feminist Journeys.

2018 Savin, K. Police on Campus: Reproducing the Conflation of Race and Criminality. An Oral Presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 22nd Annual Conference.

2017 Savin, K. First-time Graduate Student Instructors: A presentation and consultation for doctoral students in the Social Welfare Pedagogy course at UC Berkeley.

2015 Savin, K. Passage of Time in Patients and Employees: Panelist for Schwartz Rounds at San Francisco General Hospital.

2014 Savin, K. Facilitator for hospital-wide Schwartz Rounds at Stanford Hospital, semi- monthly.

2013-2015 Savin, K. Psychosocial Factors in Adult Diabetes Care: A presentation for bedside nurses delivered multiple times at Stanford Hospital.

2015 Savin, K. Psychosocial Factors in Diabetes Care: A Presentation for Stanford Hospital’s interdisciplinary inpatient diabetes committee.

2011 Savin, K., Ostrov, J., Heywood, T., & Ross, S.J. Crips & Queers: Telling Our Stories: A presentation for Hunter College social work students.

2011 Savin, K. Peer-based interventions in Type 1 Diabetes: A presentation for psychology doctoral students at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in Albert Einstein College of Medicine: New York, NY.

2010 Savin, K. Immigration Law and Policy for the Front-Line Social Service Worker: A panel presentation for employees at Harlem United Community AIDS Center.

Grants and Awards

  • 2019-2020: Berkeley Connect Fellowship ($25,000)
  • 2019-2020: Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UCB, Student Research Grant ($6,000)
  • 2019-2020: ARDRAW Social Security Administration Research Grant Recipient ($10,000)
  • 2018-2019: 2019 UC Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award ($250)
  • 2018-2019: University of California Office of the President: Mentored Research Award Fellowship ($18,000)
  • 2018-2019: ARDRAW Social Security Administration Research Grant Recipient ($10,000)
  • 2017; 2019: UCB Social Welfare Dean's Conference Travel Award ($1,600 x2)
  • 2017: Awesome Foundation Disability Chapter Grant ($1,000)
  • 2017 Award Nominated for Golden Key Honor Society
  • 2016 - 2019: School of Social Welfare Doctoral Fellowship (Tuition, fees & stipend x 3 years)
  • 2010: New York University Founders Day Award: For Achievement in the Highest Bracket of Scholastic Preferment
  • 2010: NYU President’s Service Award: For Distinguished Community Contribution and Service

Academic Appointments

2020 -

  • Adjunct faculty, University of the Pacific, School of Health Sciences, MSW Program. Social Welfare Policy course development and instruction.

2019- 2020

  • Adjunct faculty, California State University East Bay, Dept of Social Work, MSW program, Year-long Community-Based Research & Introduction to Social Welfare Policy (hybrid courses).

2018

  • Graduate Student Instructor, Foundations of Social Welfare Practice: Undergraduate Social Welfare course, University of California, (25%). Presented as guest lecturer for course: Values, Policies, and Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work Practice.
  • Graduate Student Instructor, Foundations of Social Welfare Policy: Undergraduate Social Welfare course, University of California, (25%). Presented as guest lecturer for course: Disability Policy and The Development of the Social Welfare State.

2017

  • The Social Welfare and Carceral Systems: Their Intersection at Society’s Margins
  • Graduate Student Instructor, Prison: Big Ideas Course and American Cultures Course, University of California, Berkeley (50%). Presented as guest lecturer to course: Disability and the Carceral State.

2016

  • Reader, Introduction to Disability Studies: Undergraduate Upper Division Course, University of California, Berkeley (25%)

Research Appointments

2020 –

Impact of SNAP on Health Outcomes in a High-Risk Older Adult Population. Co-Investigator (with Principal Investigator Hilary Seligman). Funded by the UCSF Pepper Center.

2019 –

Dementia and the Ethics of Choosing When to Die. Co-Investigator (with Principal Investigators Nancy Berlinger and Mildred Z. Solomon at The Hastings Center. Funded by the Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust.

2019 – 2020

Extra Costs of Vision Loss: Understanding the Persistence of Poverty Amongst and Through the Words of Disabled Adults. Co-Principal Investigator (with Zachary Morris, Stonybrook University). Funded by Social Security Administration, Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program.

2018 – 2019

How SSI and SSDI Beneficiaries Work Around and Within Current Labor Incentive Programs. Principal Investigator. Funded by Social Security Administration, Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program.

2017

  • Graduate Student Researcher: Professor Tina Sacks, University of California, Berkeley. Edited and selected appropriate citations for faculty member’s book on health disparities in middle class Black women

2017

  • Graduate Student Researcher: Mack Center on Nonprofit and Public Sector Management, University of California, Berkeley (50%)Conducted literature reviews on 1) In Home Support Services (IHSS) providers and consumers and 2) Health-related barriers to employment amongst women receiving TANF to form policy recommendations requested by Bay Area counties Dept Human Service (DHS) directors.

2017

  • Graduate Student Researcher: Professor Tina Sacks, University of California, Berkeley. Drafted manuscript based on case study from faculty member’s in-depth interviews to reframe common perception of trans-generational harm caused by the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.

Professional Experience

2019 Contract Researcher, End of Life Communication Project, Office of Developmental Primary Care, University of California, San Francisco: San Francisco, CA.

2018 Disability Justice Organizer, Hand in Hand / CA Domestic Workers: Oakland, CA.

2016 Grant writer, City College of San Francisco Department of Behavioral Sciences: San Francisco, CA. Wrote grant for department’s equity and inclusion efforts: The Racial Achievement Gap: Using Theories of Intelligence to Reduce the Impact of Stereotype Threat on Academic Achievement. $60,000 awarded.

2015 Supportive and Palliative Care Service Clinical Social Worker, San Francisco General Hospital: San Francisco, CA

2013-2015 Intensive Care Unit Clinical Social Worker, Stanford Hospital: Palo Alto, CA

2013 Clinical Social Worker, Bearskin Meadows Diabetes Family Camp: Sierras, CA

2012-2013 Clinical Research Coordinator, Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes at University of California, San Francisco: San Francisco, CA

2011-2012 Research Scientist, New York University School of Social Work: New York, NY

2010-2011 Social Work Intern, National Multiple Sclerosis Society: New York, NY

2009-2011 Co-founder and Executive Director (volunteer capacity), ACT1: Adults Coping with Type 1 Diabetes: New York, NY

2010 Intake Specialist, Harlem United Community AIDS Center: New York, NY

2009-2010 Social Work Intern, Harlem United Community AIDS Center: New York, NY

2008-2011 Research Assistant, New York University School of Social Work: New York, NY

2007 Guantanamo Intern, Center for Constitutional Rights: New York, NY

2007-2011 Legislative Coordinator (volunteer capacity), New York State Youth Leadership Council: New York, NY

University Service

2019-Present Student representative for the committee to expand the University Health Center’s Health Opportunity Fund

2018-2019 Graduate student representative for Disability Community Center subcommittee of Vice Provost’s Space and Capital Improvement committee

2018-2019 Graduate student member of Disability Studies faculty search committee

2018-2019 Academic student employee union (UAW 2865) representative for the School of Social Welfare

2017-Present Co-founder and President of campus-wide Disabled Student Leaders Coalition

Organizational Memberships

Society for Social Work (SSWR)

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)

National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)

Society for Disability Studies (SDS)

Licensure and Certifications

2012-2017 Associate Clinical Social Worker: California State

2011 Licensed Master of Social Work: New York State