Each Tuesday, we sit down with members of the faculty to discuss their expertise, recent research and some of their accomplishments. This week, USFSM takes a closer look at Dr. Kathy Black.
Kathy Black is a Professor of Social Work and Gerontology at USF Sarasota-Manatee. Dr. Black obtained her Ph.D. from the University at Albany in New York in 2000 and Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Gerontology from the University of Southern California in 1988 and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1990. Dr. Black is a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar and a Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America- the nations’ premiere scientific society dedicated to the study of aging.
Dr. Black has over 30 years of experience working with older adults and their families in the capacity of geriatric case manager, medical social worker, and geriatric nurse in acute and long term care, hospital, nursing home, and community-based settings. Dr. Black has conducted more than 100 presentations in the field of health and aging at local, state, national, and international venues. Dr. Black serves on the editorial board of Research on Aging, Journal of Social Service Research, and the Journal of Social Work in Palliative & End-of-Life Care. Dr. Black has been the Principal Investigator of more than a dozen grants has authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications in such journals as: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, Clinical Gerontologist, Geriatric Nursing, and the Journal of Applied Gerontology.