Meredith Doherty, LCSW

Doctoral Fellow

Meredith Doherty is a licensed clinical social worker and fourth year doctoral fellow of Silberman Aging. Her practice experience in palliative care and community mental health has served as inspiration for her doctoral studies and research involvement at Silberman School of Social Work / CUNY Graduate Center. She is the project director of Dr. Daniel Gardner’s NIH-funded study, Access to Supportive Care in the Community, a mixed-method inquiry into the barriers and facilitators to outpatient palliative care engagement for medically-underserved older adults in East Harlem. In addition to her work in palliative care access, she assists Dr. Nancy Giunta in the evaluation of a national LGBT cultural competency training for aging services providers that has trained nearly 10,000 providers since its inception in 2010. Her research interests include palliative and supportive care in oncology, LGBT aging, and health disparities. She is currently working on her dissertation, an examination of the coping strategies used by cancer patients and survivors to manage treatment-related financial hardship.