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About Charles Emlet

Charles A. Emlet, Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW, is Professor of Social Work, and joined the University of Washington Tacoma Social Work faculty in 1999. Previously he held social work positions in direct practice and administration with Solano County Health and Social Services Department in California. He is Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Washington School of Social Work, and Affiliate faculty with the UW Center for AIDS Research. He was a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar from 2001-2003 and a John A. Hartford National Research Mentor. He received his Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and his MSW from California State University, Fresno. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (California) and is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Dr. Emlet is co-author of In Home Assessment of Older Adults: An Interdisciplinary Approach, 2nd edition, and HIV/AIDS and Older Adults: Challenges for Individuals, Families and Communities. He has published more than 60 journal articles and book chapters and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services and the Journal of Gerontological Social Work. Dr. Emlet is an active member of the Gerontological Society of America, (where he is a Fellow) the Association of Gerontological Education in Social Work (AGE-SW), the National Association of Social Workers and the Society of Social Work and Research. He holds a gubernatorial appointment to the Governor's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and his current areas of research include older persons with HIV/AIDS and issues of stigma and service delivery for persons living with HIV/AIDS and health disparities among LGBT older adults. In 2004 he received the University of Washington, Tacoma's Distinguished Research Award and was recently named a Fulbright Scholar for 2013.


Present Professor, University of Washington Tacoma Social Work and Criminal Justice

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Phone: 253-692-5827
Room: GWP 102J


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