Dr. Colleen Galambos, is the Helen Bader Endowed Chair in Applied Gerontology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
She holds several prominent leadership positions including Secretary-
General of the North American Chapter of the International Society
for Gerontechnology, and Chair of the Aging Specialty Practice
Section Committee for the National Association of Social Workers.
Formerly, she served as Editor-in-Chief for Health and Social
Work Journal and the Journal of Social Work Education. A prolific
scholar, she has coauthored 3 textbooks and published over 100
articles. Dr. Galambos’ research interests include care transitions
and advance care planning, health and long term care systems
quality improvement, and interprofessional practice. Her gerontechnology
research focuses on technology that assists in early illness
detection and aging –in-place. She has also co-authored articles
on health information technology. Most recently, she worked as
an investigator on several research projects aimed at improving
long term care, funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid,
National Institutes of Health, and the Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality, totaling over $37 million dollars in grant
support. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America
and a National Association of Social Workers Pioneer.