The Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging welcomes Sarah Gehlert, PhD as dean of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, effective April 15, 2020. Gehlert comes to USC from the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina.
Gehlert earned her PhD in social work from Washington University, and her many career accolades include being a fellow and president of the American Association of Social Work and Social Welfare, and past president of the Society for Social Work and Research. She serves on the editorial boards of Health & Social Work, Social Work Research, Social Service Review, Research in Social Work Practice and Oxford Bibliographies Online (Social Work).
Her research interests include health disparities; women’s health and mental health; community-based participatory research; transdisciplinary research and team science; and gene and environment interactions. She has produced more than 150 publications including articles, book, book chapters, and reports that address health disparities. In recent years, she has focused on recruitment science and underrepresented vulnerable subpopulations.
We encourage you to read three of Dean Gehlert’s recently published articles that intersect with the mission of the Roybal Institute:
Gehlert, S., & Mozersky, J. (2018). Seeing beyond the margins: Challenges to informed inclusion of vulnerable populations in research. Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. 46(1), 30-43.
Plunk, A., & Gehlert, S. (2018). What’s trust got to do with it? Ensuring meaningful community engagement. American Journal of Bioethics, 18(4). 53-55/doi: 10.1080/15265161.2018.1431325.
Morrow-Howell, N., & Gehlert, S. (2012). Social engagement for an aging society. In L. Anderson, L. Prohaska, & R. Binstock (Eds.), Public health and aging (pp. 205-227). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.