Transform Lives. Be the Change.

Sarah Jen

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Twente Hall
Room 307


Academic Areas

Intersections of social work, gerontology, and sexuality; support the sexual needs of aging populations and to improve the health and well-being of LGBTQ midlife and older adults.


Ph.D., University of Washington

Teaching Interests

  • Adult development and aging
  • Intergenerational practice
  • Aging and sexuality
  • End-of-life care
  • Historical foundations of social work practice and policy
  • Research Methods
  • Advanced theory

Research Interests

  • Aging and the life course
  • Health and well-being of LGBTQ older adults
  • Bisexual and lesbian women across the life course
  • Sexuality and sexual lives of older women
  • Mixed-methods research

Social Welfare Events