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


Abell, N., & Rutledge, S. E. (2010). Awareness, acceptance, and action: Developing mindful collaborations in international HIV/AIDS research and service. British Journal of Social Work, 40, 656-675.

Rutledge, S. E., Abell, N., Padmore, J., & McCann, T. (2009). AIDS stigma in health services in the Eastern Caribbean. Sociology of Health Care & Illness, 31(1), 17-34.

Abell, N., Rutledge, S., McCann, T., & Padmore, J. (2007). Examining HIV/AIDS provider stigma: Assessing regional concerns in the islands of the Eastern Caribbean. AIDS Care, 19(2), 242-247.

Dong, S., Miles, L., Abell, N. & Martinez, J. (December, 2018). Development of Professional Identity for Counseling Professionals: A Mindfulness-Based Perspective. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 40(4), 469-480.

Rutledge, S., & Abell, N. (2005). Awareness, acceptance, and action: An emerging framework for understanding AIDS stigmatizing attitudes among community leaders in Barbados. AIDS Patient Care and STDS, 19, 186-99.

McPherson, J., & Abell, N. (In Press). Measuring rights-based practice: Introducing the Human Rights Methods in Social Work scales. British Journal of Social Work. 

Lowenthal, E., Genn, L., Chapman, J., Okatch, H., Abell, N., Marukutira, T., Tshume, O., Anabwani, G., & Gross, R. (2018). Pharmacy refill data are poor predictors of virologic treatment outcomes in adolescents with HIV in Botswana. AIDS and Behavior, 14. doi:

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.


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


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.