Chan, Keith | LMSW | PhD

Assistant Professor
Office: 428

Areas of Expertise:
Social determinants of health, Asian Americans, Older adults, Immigrants, Mental Health, Disability, Substance Use, Population Health

B.A., Brown University
MSW, Boston College
PhD, Boston College

Social Work Research I & II
The Aging Process: Clinical Issues in Social Work Practice with the Aged

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Chan, K., Marsack-Topolewski, C., LaFave, S., Ratnayake, M., Graves, J., Fenske, D., & Jones, L. (In Press). Teaching note: Supporting homebound older adults and caregivers through integrative service learning. Journal of Social Work Education. Accepted.

Graves, J., Marsack-Topolewski, C., Chan, K. & Shapiro, J. (2021). Emerging Adults and First Awareness of Siblings’ Symptoms of Schizophrenia. Families in Society.

Chan, K. T., Algood, C., Prifti, A.*, & Zidan, T. (2021). Cross-cultural measurement invariance of a measure of disability for White, Black, Hispanic and Asian older adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(4), 1401.

Chan, K., Zhou, S.*, Marsack-Topolewski, C. (2020). Race differences in adolescent opioid misuse and suicidality. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal.

Tran, T. V., & Chan, K. T. (2021). Applied Cross-Cultural Data Analysis. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780190888510.


Dr. Keith Chan's research examines social determinants of physical and mental health for vulnerable populations, in particular Asian Americans, immigrants and older adults, as well as the impact of the opioid epidemic across the lifespan. He is currently PI on a NIH/NIA-funded pilot study as an Asian RCMAR Scientist, and co-Investigator on a community-based project to improve outcomes for older adults through the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. In addition, he provides his research expertise as Congressional Fellow to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, Democratic Staff, on issues related to mental health, disability, and population health data.