Natalie Pope, Ph. D., LCSW
605 Patterson Office Tower Lexington KY 40506
Natalie Pope, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the College of Social Work. Dr. Pope received her Ph.D. in Social Work with a concentration on qualitative research methods at the University of Georgia in 2010. Dr. Pope’s scholarship focuses on the following areas: 1) behavioral health needs of community-dwelling elders, 2) consequences of family caregiving, and 3) planning for future care in aging families. Her practice experiences include mental health counseling and assessment for young children and parents, child protective services case management, and facilitation of a support group for elder spousal caregivers. She has a strong interest in promoting gerontological social work practice and preparing social work students to meet the needs of the growing population of older adults. While she was faculty at Ohio University, Dr. Pope secured a grant from the Geriatric Social Work Initiative to host an event at OU for Careers in Aging Week. In the College of Social Work, Dr. Pope teaches foundation and clinical practice courses, as well as a qualitative research class.