Outstanding scholars set to improve geriatric social work in U.S.


Elizabeth Essex, PhD University of Illinois at Chicago Research Topic: Older Case Management Clients and Younger Family Members in Need of Care

Zvi Gellis, PhD SUNY at Albany Research Topic A Preliminary Evaluation of the Depression Screening and Treatment Program for Elderly Home Care Clients

Lydia Li, PhD University of Michigan Research Topic: Changes in Disability Among Older Blacks and Whites: A Study of Elderly Participants in Michigans Medicaed Waiver Program

Elizabeth Lightfoot, PhD University of Minnesota Research Topic: An Exploratory Study on Serving Older Persons Through Independent Living Centers

Peter Maramaldi, PhD University of Utah Research Topic: A Exploratory Comparison of Older Latina and White Womens Experiences with Breast Cancer

Jong Won Min, PhD San Diego State University Research Topic: Acculturation, Traditional Values, Culture, and Long-term Decision-making Among Latino Elderly

Holly Nelson-Becker, PhD University of Kansas Research Topic: Spirituality and Religion: An Exploration of Factors in the Health and Well-Being of Older Adults

Michelle Putnam, PhD Washington University of St. Louis Research Topic: Explorations into Coalition Building: How Aging and Disability Service Networks are Partnering to Meet the Needs of Persons Aging with Disabilities

Deborah Waldrop, PhD SUNY at Buffalo Psychosocial Factors that Contribute to Delayed Hospice Care for Terminally Ill Older Adults

The Scholars were selected by a National Program Committee of well-respected leaders in the field of social work: Dr. Amanda Barusch, University of Utah; Dr. David Biegel, Case Western Reserve University; Dr. Nancy Hooyman, University of Washington, Seattle; Dr. Amy Horowitz, The Lighthouse, International; Dr. Rosalie Kane, University of Minnesota; Dr. James Lubben, University of California, Los Angeles; Dr. Deborah Padgett, New York U

Contact: Linda Krogh Harootyan
The Gerontological Society of America

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