Wurzweiler’s Stein Selected as Health and Aging Policy Fellow

As Part of Fellowship, Dr. Gary Stein Will Contribute to the Development and Implementation of Health Policies That Affect Older Americans

Gary_Stein_520x468Dr. Gary Stein, professor at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, has been selected as a Health and Aging Policy Fellow for the 2016-17 academic year.

The selective year-long fellowship program provides an opportunity for academics and professionals to examine health and aging policies, and the policy and lawmaking processes, directly from leaders in Congress, federal agencies, and national non-profits.

As a fellow, Stein will participate in leadership programs in Washington, D.C. during the fall semester, and work on various policy projects in collaboration with faculty in health and gerontology, and other social scientists from the Congressional Fellows Program. He will also be working working on projects with the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and the Elderly.

Since 2006, Stein has taught social policy, health care practice, palliative care and health care ethics in the master’s and doctoral programs at Wurzweiler. His interests include bioethics, palliative and end-of-life care, health care policy and practice, social policy, disability, elder care and LGBT issues.

“I am very honored to be awarded a Health and Aging Policy Fellowship. This very selective fellowship program will provide an opportunity to acquire a ‘Washington insider’s’ perspective of policies impacting the health of older Americans,” Stein said. “Equally important, I will bring my newly acquired knowledge base, leadership skills, and Washington contacts back to Wurzweiler and our University, and to our palliative care, gerontology, and policy courses and programs. This will be an exciting year.”