Strengths based social policy; public policy in long term care financing and in the promotion of autonomy and community alternatives for elders with disabilities, aging of the baby boom and elder friendly communities.
Public Health and Long Terms Services and Supports Policy; Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security; Medical Sociology; Sociology of Disability; Mental Health over the Lifecourse; Program Evaluation and Development; Mixed Methods; Interdisciplinary Research
Affiliated Faculty and Staff
Theories and practices associated with enhancing social and economic justice; community development; micro-enterprise as an anti-poverty strategy; international social development; qualitative and quantitative research.
Cross-cultural and international social work; spiritual and religious diversity; Asian and Asian-American issues; qualitative research approaches; philosophy of social welfare; health and mental health resilience.
Ethical decision making in social work practice; social welfare philosophy; International social work development and cross-cultural practices; Central Asian and post-Soviet issues; aging, elder abuse and self-neglect; qualitative research methods.