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Laurie Blackman

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work

Degree Program Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dr. Blackman has several years of experience in the Human Services profession with the last 15 years specifically in the field of Gerontology. As an administrator in Aging Services, she implemented programs for persons 55 and over in the areas of physical activity, socialization, in-home care, job re-entry, and learning in retirement. She coordinated professional development trainings in Aging, facilitated grandparent support groups, and supervised the Center’s interns. Dr. Blackman holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Social Gerontology from Howard University. She earned her PhD in Social Work from the University of Utah. Most recently she completed her certification as an Aging-in-Place Specialist. Dr. Blackman's areas of interest are focused on caregiving issues and health disparities among older adults.


PhD, University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT United States

MSW, Howard University - Washington, DC United States


Blackman, L. (2020). COVID-19 and older adults: The early experiences.