AGING & DISABILITY OPTIONS
We are leaders in applied research to improve social service practice and policy with older adults, working to prepare tomorrow’s scholars and practitioners in gerontological social work. Our researchers collaborate with older adults, and maintain relationships with community and state partners, to produce high quality research that is both rooted in micro practice, and has further reaching macro level impact. We provide strengths based gerontological resources, training, and unique educational opportunities that help develop faculty and students’ knowledge and skill in working with older adults. We are driven to contribute empirically to the knowledge base, and also to advocate for the implementation of empirically-based interventions, and strive to positively impact policies that affect the lives of the people we are committed to helping.
FACULTY & RESEARCHERS
Sarah Jen, Assistant Professor
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.
Achieve equal opportunity and justice. Close the health gap. Advance long and productive lives.