• Adjunct Associate Professor, School Of Medicine-Operations
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), College Of Social Work

Professional Service

  • Social Work Leaders in Healthcare . Role: Board member . Serve on the board and planning committee. We have an annual conference and monthly educational experiences. 09/01/2016 - present
  • SAGE Utah. Role: Board member . Assist SAGE on general content on aging and on resources and services, planning educational events and social gatherings. 02/01/2016 - present

Internal Service

  • Career-line faculty review committee. Member, 03/06/2019 - present. College service.
  • MSW Admissions Committee . Member, 12/03/2018 - present. College service.
  • MSW Committee . Member, 08/20/2018 - present. College service.
  • Aging Concentration Co-Chair. Co-Chair, 08/20/2018 - present. College service.
  • DSM Sequence Chair. Chair, 08/20/2018 - present. College service.
  • IPE Curriculum Subcommittee . representative, 01/27/2017 - present. University service.

Honors & Awards

  • Ph.D. Faculty Award for Promise in Social Work . College of Social Work, University of Utah, 05/02/2014
  • A 2 year fellowship to support doctoral students with interest in teaching, research and clinical practice related to older adults. John A. Hartford Doctoral Fellow in Geriatric Social Work , 09/2010
  • John A. Hartford Pre-Dissertation Scholarship. John A Hartford Foundation, 09/01/2010
  • Anna Dresel Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Gerontology. College of Nursing University of Utah, 05/06/2010
  • National Gerontology Honor Society. Sigma Phi Omega , 05/02/2008
  • The Ruth Weg Emerging Scholar Award, presented by Sigma Phi Omega. College of Nursing University of Utah, 05/02/2008
  • Graduate Student Research Paper of the Year. Utah NASW, 04/27/1989


  • School of Medicine University of Utah (SOM), Dementia Specialist Clinical Social , 09/01/2006 - present