Director of Doctoral Programs, Associate Professor, William H. Otis and Marquita Sivis Otis Professorship in Gerontology and Intergenerational Social Work
Natalie Pope, Ph. D., LCSW
605 Patterson Office Tower Lexington KY 40506
Natalie Pope, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the College of Social Work. In 2010 Dr. Pope received her Ph.D. in Social Work with a concentration on qualitative research methods at the University of Georgia. Dr. Pope’s program of research broadly focuses on older adults and their family caregivers. Specifically, her scholarship aims to address the following areas: 1) planning for future caregiving needs, 2) behavioral health of community-dwelling older adults, and 3) family caregiving across the life span. These topics serve as the primary focus for Dr. Pope’s ongoing and future scholarship. With more than 10 years of experience as a family social worker, Dr. Pope is especially committed to producing research that informs social work practice, through curricular program development and improvement of social service provision. Her teaching in the College of Social Work centers on clinical social work practice, human behavior theory, and qualitative research methods.