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, & Aging Research at Rutgers. She leads the Rutgers Housing & Health Equity Cluster and is also Associate Faculty at the Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers. Prior to entering academia, she worked as a clinical supervisor and social worker in housing and case management programs for individuals with serious mental illness and other complex needs.

She is a recognized scholar in the areas of mental health and substance abuse recovery in unhoused populations, transitions from permanent supportive housing, and the implementation and effectiveness of homeless services, including the Housing First model and Moving On initiatives. Her research has been funded by Federal, State, local, and private funders, including the National Institute of Mental Health, the State of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Currently, she is leading a two-year study funded by the National Alliance to End Homelessness that will identify predictors of successful exits from permanent supportive housing using Medicaid, affordable housing, and homeless services data from two states.

Courses Taught

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

Selected Recent Publications: 

Tiderington, E., Aykanian, A., & Herman, D. (2024). Developing an implementation typology of Moving On Initiatives. Housing Policy Debate, 34(1), 132-146. doi:10.1080/10511482.2021.1982749

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

In the News

National Journal - Washington, D.C. 

NBC - Lx 

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

Reuters – Health News.