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Lisa E. Cox Stockton University, USA

Lisa E. Cox, PhD, LCSW, MSW, is professor of social work and gerontology and a former social work program coordinator at Stockton University. Prior to 1999, Dr. Cox held a joint faculty appointment at Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) School of Medicine (Richmond AIDS Consortium) and School of Social Work, where she taught MSW students and served as a pioneering AIDS clinical trial social worker with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease–funded Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS. Dr. Cox received BA degrees in history/political science and Spanish from Bridgewater College, and her MSW and PhD degrees from VCU. Since 2007 she has served as research chair for The Stockton Center on Successful Aging. Dr. Cox teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level classes in social work practice, gerontology, HIV/AIDS, research, psychopathology, and cultural neuroscience, and she has co-led study tours to Costa Rica. She was a 2014 faculty scholar with the Geriatric Education Center Initiative and is a governor appointee to the New Jersey Boardof Social Work Examiners. As a long-standing member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Dr. Cox has shared her vast practice experience by holding numerous leadership roles within NASW: National Advisory Board member to the Spectrum HIV/AIDS Project, chair of the Health Specialty Practice Section, Standards for Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings Task Force expert, long-term care liaison to The Joint Commission on Health Care, and unit chairperson. Dr. Cox has presented her scholarship nationally and internationally. She has authored several book chapters and numerous journal articles focused on health social work, gerontology, international social work, and social support. Copies of “Garment Workers of South Jersey: Nine Oral Histories” may be obtained on Amazon.com (ISBN-13: 978-0-9888731-8-6). For relaxation, Dr. Cox plays the piano and enjoys watching baseball.