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Cox, Lisa

Lisa E. Cox Stockton University, USA

Lisa E. Cox, PhD, LCSW, MSW is Professor of Social Work and Gerontology in Stockton University’s School of Social & Behavioral Science, Social Work Program. Prior to 1999, Dr. Cox held a joint appointment at Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) School of Medicine and School of Social Work. For eleven years Dr. Cox served as a pioneering AIDS clinical trial social workers 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 Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies, MSW and PhD degrees from VCU. Since 2007, she has served as research chair, Fellow and Research Scholar for The Stockton Center on Successful Aging. Dr. Cox teaches undergraduate and graduate level classes in social work practice, gerontology (Aging & Spirituality; Clinical Gerontological Social Work Practice), HIV/AIDS, research, psychopathology and cultural neuroscience and she has co-led study tours to Costa Rica. She has been a faculty scholar with the national Geriatric Education Center and is a governor appointee to the New Jersey board of Social Work Examiners.

Dr. Cox is a longstanding member of the National Association of Social Workers and 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 four other books, several book chapters and journal articles focused on health social work, gerontology, international social work, social support, and medication adherence.  Leisure time is spent playing the piano and enjoying sports, films, and opera.