Aging and End of Life Care

Social work research in the area of aging or gerontology includes mental health, the health consequences of aging, family caregiving, aging in diverse communities, prevention, service delivery structures, social work interventions, autonomy, and social workers as members of interdisciplinary teams. It may also include end-of-life care, but this area also encompasses hospice/palliative care, the role of the social worker in caring for the seriously ill, improving quality of life, support systems, difficult decision making, and help in dealing with trauma, grief, and loss. 

  • Lecturer, Coordinator for Aging and Longevity Studies Program
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor and Director, Center for Eldercare & Rehabilitation Technology, University of Missouri School of Social Work
  • Associate Professor and Chair, Health and Mental Health Fields of Practice, Boston College School of Social Work
  • Professor; Hartford Faculty Scholar
  • Associate Professor Emerita
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor; Director, School of Social Work; Director, Aging & Longevity Studies Program; Hartford Faculty Scholar