Shannon Power

PhD Student

Shannon Power, LCSW, ACHP-SW pursues healthy equity at the heart of her research into dementia care navigation. Shannon works with Dr. Jenay Beer at UGA’s Institute of Gerontology and Cognitive Aging and Research (CARE) Center. She obtained her BSW and MSW degrees at the University of Georgia and has returned to pursue her PhD as a UGA Presidential Graduate Fellow. She has over five years of clinical practice experience as a palliative care social worker which helped her hone her research interests of dementia care navigation, digital health solutions, and rural health access. She is a clinical social worker (LCSW) with an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care designation (ACHP-SW) and has prior teaching experience as adjunct faculty in human services.

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  • MSW, University of Georgia
  • BSW, University of Georgia
Research Interests
  • Aging
  • Dementia care
  • Health equity
  • Digital health
  • Rural health

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