Making an Impact
Bridging aging, health, crisis response, and social justice
Allison Gibson, MSW, PhD
Dr. Gibson is an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky's College of Social Work.
She is an Affiliate Faculty with the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, UK Center for Equality and Social Justice, and the UK Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center.
Her research focuses on testing biopsychosocial interventions for persons living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, as well as with their family caregivers. Her current projects include a pilot study of a telehealth-based program for rural caregivers adapting their home environments for adults with ADRD, a novel social work and music therapy telehealth framework to promote older adult wellbeing, and the development of a state-of-the-art clinical trial infrastructure within the Alzheimer Clinical Trial Consortium.
Dr. Gibson is interested in bridging aging, health, crisis response, and social justice to improve older adults' health and well-being.