Amber Gum, Ph.D.
Joint Associate Professor
Education and History
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.