Keith T. Chan

Keith T. Chan

Social Determinants of Physical and Mental Health, Vulnerable Populations, Asian Americans, Immigrants, Older Adults, Quantitative Methodology

The World Within Reach
Keith T. Chan
Assistant Professor
 

School of Social Welfare

Address:
Richardson 277
Phone:
518-442-2589

 

Education

B. A. (1999) Brown University
MSW (2006) Boston College
Ph. D. (2013) Boston College

Research Interests

Social Determinants of Physical and Mental Health, Vulnerable Populations, Asian Americans, Immigrants, Older Adults, Quantitative Methodology

Additional Information

Keith Chan is Assistant Professor in the School of Social Welfare at University at Albany SUNY, a Hartford Geriatric Doctoral Fellow, and an alumnus from the CSWE Minority Fellowship Program. He focuses on the social determinants of physical and mental health for vulnerable populations across the lifespan, in particular Asian Americans, immigrants, and older adults. His secondary focus is on the application of rigorous quantitative methodologies in social work research using large-scale, population health data. Dr. Chan studies Asians because despite being the largest immigrant group since 2009, they are usually left out of the discussion regarding social justice. He studies older adults because disadvantages accumulate over the life course. His research projects have examined how Asian Americans experience differences in physical and mental health outcomes over the lifespan.
Dr. Chan has extensive direct practice experience working with minority and immigrant populations, primarily in the Greater Boston area. Dr. Chan has published his research in peer-reviewed journals in social work and other disciplines, as well as a book on the development of cross-cultural measurements with his co-authors https://global.oup.com/academic/product/developing-cross-cultural-measurement-in-social-work-research-and-evaluation-9780190496470?cc=us&lang=en. He has collaborated with scholars in social work, gerontology, sociology and nursing, producing research to address disparities for vulnerable populations.