Dr. Allison Gibson

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Assistant Professor

Allison K. Gibson, PHD, MSW, LISW-CP

659 Patterson Office Tower Lexington KY 40506

859-323-7319

https://www.allisongibsonphd.com/

Allison Gibson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the University of Kentucky's College of Social Work. As a social worker and researcher, Dr. Gibson’s research focuses on the relationship between aging, health, crisis response, and social justice. Her research frequently examines individuals’ social support, psychological well-being, and health outcomes. She is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of older adults and Kentucky residents. Dr. Gibson has advanced knowledge and translated empirical findings into interventions to support families confronting crises and challenging life events. She is a passionate advocate for social justice and gerontological social work education.

Areas of Expertise
Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment
Family caregiving
Social work collaborations with EMS, fire department, police department
Interventions for high EMS utilizers
Disasters and older adults
Alternative housing options for later life and housing affordability
Crisis interventions

Areas of Interest for Mentoring Students
Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment
Aging and family caregiving
Death/dying, end of life issues, and grief
Issues pertaining to housing and social justice
Social work collaborations with EMS, fire department, police department
Expressive arts and clinical social work practice
Rural social work practice
Program evaluation of social service programs