Contact the Office of Media Relations at (518) 956-8150

LindaMertzLinda K.P.  Mertz

School of Social Welfare

Expertise: Aging; social work; caregiving; social work education and field learning; community partnerships.

Campus phone: (518) 442-5327
Campus email:

Linda Mertz is the coordinator of UAlbany's Internships in Aging Project, one of several model programs in the nation for training social workers to work with older adults. Her interests include gerontology, especially caregiving; wellness; intergenerational programming; mental health; and community building.