Namkee Choi, Louis and Ann Wolens Centennial Chair in Gerontology, has been named among the 10 best gerontology professors in the country by HealthcareAdmnistrator. Their ranking takes into account quality of teaching, work experience, research success, and awards.
Choi’s research focuses on depression in late life and the development of effective psychosocial interventions for depression among both community-dwelling and institutionalized older adults. Read more about her research on this article in the Texas Tribune.
Choi has recently received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve access to depression treatments for older adults by comparing acceptability, clinical effectiveness, treatment cost, and budget impact of two tele-delivered treatment delivery models: 1) problem-solving therapy by licensed clinicians and 2) self-care management support by trained lay mental health workers/advisors.
Choi is a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, and a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.