Faculty Experts

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Aging
 


        Keith Chan

Keith Chan
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Acculturation; immigrant health; elderly Asian Americans
Campus phone: 442-2589
Campus email: kchan3@albany.edu



        Diane Dewar

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


Expert in the following: Health economics; health policy; health system; vulnerable populations; medical technology; aging; end-of-life care; palliative care
Campus phone: (518) 402-0370
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) 402-0292
Campus email: mgallant@albany.edu



        Heather Larkin

Heather Larkin
School of Social Welfare
Associate Professor
Department: Social Welfare


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



        Linda Mertz

Linda Mertz
School of Social Welfare
Coordinator
Department: 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


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



        Benjamin Shaw

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


Expert in the following: Health during old age; social and behavioral determinants of health among aging populations; physical activity among elderly; smoking among elderly; alcohol use among the elderly; the long-term effects of early life adversity; quality of life in old age; aging in Japan; aging in Sweden
Campus phone: (518) 402-0290
Campus email: bashaw@albany.edu



        Ronald Toseland

Ronald Toseland
School of Social Welfare
Distinguished Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Gerontology; social work practice
Campus phone: 442-5353
Campus email: toseland@albany.edu



        Elizabeth Vásquez

Elizabeth Vásquez
School of Public Health
Assistant Professor
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Expert in the following: Epidemiology of aging; physical activity; cognitive function; disability; sedentary behavior; individual and communities social determinants of health.
Campus phone: 518-408-2362
Campus email: evasquez2@albany.edu



        Yuchi Young

Yuchi Young
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Long-term care, aging, comparative effectiveness research, sensor technology and work related injury prevention, policy impact on dementia care, international health policy comparison.
Campus phone: 518-402-2063
Campus email: yyoung@albany.edu