Assistant Professor

Primary research interests are in gerontology, with a particular focus on family caregiving and dementia, home and community-based services for older adults, and technology and aging. Dr. Fields is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and has practice experience working with both families and elders in a variety of settings. Dr. Fields has co-authored several publications related to assisted living, adult day services, aging well, and dementia caregiving. She has also presented at numerous national conferences on her research in gerontology and social work. Dr. Fields teaches courses such as Family Caregiving and Aging, Direct Practice with Aging, and Human Behavior in the Social Environment II.

  • Ph.D. Social Work, The Ohio State University, 2013
  • MSW, Social Work, Baylor University, 2004
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Richmond, 2002

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