Faculty Experts

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Aging
 

Diane Dewar

Diane Dewar
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Health economics; medical technology; aging; end-of-life care; palliative care; health policy
Campus phone: (518) 402-0290
Campus email: ddewar@albany.edu


Mary Gallant

Mary Gallant
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Aging; health promotion chronic illness management; social support; public health
Campus phone: (518) 402-0333
Campus email: mgallant@albany.edu


Heather Larkin

Heather Larkin
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Professor


Expert in the following: adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and ACE consequences, including substance abuse and co-occurring disorders; Restorative Integral Support (RIS), including Healthy Environments and Relationships That Support (HEARTS), meditation interventions, and emerging practices; Service Outcomes Action Research (SOAR); Post-Trauma Wellness; intergenerational and lifespan perspectives; aging
Campus phone: (518) 591-8779
Campus email: hlarkin@albany.edu


Philip McCallion

Philip McCallion
School of Social Welfare
Professor
Department: Director


Expert in the following: Developmental disabilities; Alzheimer's disease; long term care; nursing home diversion; health promotion; civic engagement; aging-prepared communities.
Campus phone: (518) 442-5347
Campus email: pmccallion@albany.edu


Linda Mertz

Linda Mertz
School of Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Aging; social work; caregiving; social work education and field learning; community partnerships.
Campus phone: (518) 442-5327
Campus email: lmertz@albany.edu


Blanca Ramos

Blanca Ramos
School of Social Welfare
Associate Professor
Department: Social Welfare
Department: Education Core Director
Department: Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities


Expert in the following: Immigration; Latino aging community; Hispanic cultures in the U.S.; cross-cultural social work
Campus phone: (518) 442-5365
Campus email: bramos@albany.edu


Benjamin Shaw

Benjamin Shaw
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Aging; physical activity among elderly; smoking among elderly; alcohol use among the elderly; health during old age; early life trauma; quality of life in old age; aging in Japan; social epidemiology of aging
Campus phone: (518) 402-0325
Campus email: bashaw@albany.edu