Amber Gum, Ph.D.

Amber Gum, Ph.D.

Joint Associate Professor

Contact Info

Office: MHC 2632A
Voice Mail: (813) 974-1980
Fax: (813) 974-6641
Email: ambergum@usf.edu
 Education and History

Came to USF

2004

Education

B.A. Southwest Missouri State University, 1995
M.A. Wake Forest University, 1997
Ph.D. University of Kansas, 2002

Discipline

Psychology

Research Interests

Depression
Older Adults
Interventions
Collaboration
Community-Based Research

Other Information

MHLP Homepage
Curriculum Vitae

 Biography

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.