Neil Abell

Professor, Director of International Programs
Neil Abell

Contact Information

Office Location
University Center C3409
(850) 644-9753
Resume / CV


  • Ph.D., 1986, Florida State University; Social Work
  • M.S.W., 1982, Florida State University; Social Work
  • B.S., 1979, Florida State University; Psychology
  • A.A., 1977 Valencia Community College

Selected Peer Review Articles and Publications

Hanley, A., Abell, N., Osborn, D., Roehrig, A., & Canto, A. (2016). Mind the gaps: Are conclusions about mindfulness entirely conclusive? Journal of Counseling and Development, 94, 103-114. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6676.2014.00000.x

Kennedy, S., Abell, N., & Martin, A. (2014). Initial validation of the Mental Health Provider Stigma Inventory. Research on Social Work Practice, 1-13. doi:10.1177/1049731514563577

McPherson, J., & Abell, N. (2012). Human rights engagement and exposure: Two new scales and a challenge to social work education. Research on Social Work Practice, 22(6), 704-713.

Rutledge, S.E, Whyte, J., Abell, N., Brown, K., & Cesnales, N. (2011). Measuring stigma among health-care and social-service providers: The HIV/AIDS Provider Stigma Inventory.* AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 25*(11), 673-682.

Thompson, M., & Abell, N. (2010). Trauma Resilience Scale: Validation of protective factors associated with adaptation following violence. Research on Social Work Practice, 20(2), 223-233.

Books Published

Abell, N., Springer, D., & Kamata, A. (2009). Developing and validating rapid assessment instruments. New York: Oxford University Press.

Biegel, D.E., Farkas, K.J., Abell, N., Goodin, J., & Friedman, B. (1989). Social Support Networks: A Bibliography, 1983-1987. New York: Greenwood Press.

Selected Grants

Abell, N. Funding service addressing social work and HIV/AIDS in Northern India (Delhi, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Varanasi, and Allahabad). U.S. State Department Speakers and Specialists Grant. ($17,000). 2005 Nov.

Rutledge, S.E., Abell, N. Expression and impact of HIV/AIDS Provider Stigma in the West Indies: Examining the context of testing, treatment, and care. Florida State University Council on Research & Creativity Planning Grant. ($9,848). 2003 Nov.

J. Byers, Ph.D., Abell, N. Evaluation of HIV prevention projects. Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. ($75,000). 1995-1996.

L. Vinton, Ph.D., Abell, N. Evaluation of the Medicaid Assisted Living Waiver for the Frail Elderly Program. Agency fo Health Care Administration and Department of Elder Affairs. ($61,445). 1995-1996.

Abell, N. Psychosocial processes in family care-giving for persons with HIV/AIDS. Florida State University Planning Grant. ($12,795). 1992-1994.