Amber Gum, Ph.D.Joint Associate Professor
Came to USF:
B.A. Southwest Missouri State University, 1995
M.A. Wake Forest University, 1997
Ph.D. University of Kansas, 2002
Dr. Gum is Associate Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law & Policy. Her research focuses on mental health service utilization and delivery for older adults with depression. She conducts collaborative, community-based research to integrate mental health services into non-specialty settings and to improve collaboration among professionals working across service sectors. She currently has a grant from the Retirement Research Foundation to implement a holistic senior wellness program in faith-based settings in collaboration with five local predominantly African-American churches. She also has a grant from the Institute for Optimal Aging to study decision-making related to moving to continuing care retirement communities. Dr. Gum also has received external funding from NIMH and SAMHSA.