Fulbright-University of York Scholar Award- Social Work Practice
Adria E. Navarro, PhD, LCSW is an established gerontological social worker who received the US-UK Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research and teaching at the University of York. Through policy and competency efforts, she hopes to enhance health professionals’ assessment of decisional capacity through social care on behalf of older persons in California.
Navarro is co-founder and program manager of the USC-VHH Community Resource Center for Aging, situated within an academic health system. She provides consultation to an array of entities, as well as having taught the past decade as Associate Professor, MSW Program, Azusa Pacific University. Social workers are the largest provider of mental health care in the United States. They are employed within many institutions of care and are sanctioned in several states to evaluate capacity for the U.S. legal system. Dr. Navarro's career is dedicated to maintaining older persons’ preferences in support of both their well-being and their safety.