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Amy Ai, PhD

Inducted in 2021

Current Position

Professor, College of Social Work, Florida State University



Amy L. Ai, PhD,MSW,MS,MA, is Professor of Social Work/SW and is affiliated with Colleges of Medicine and Nursing and Institute for Successful Longevity, Florida State University. Dr. Ai earned three Masters and a joint Psychology-SW PhD at the University of Michigan, followed by post-doctoral training(National Institutes of Health/NIH). Her interdisciplinary research focuses on physical and behavioral health, aging, health disparity, trauma, human strengths, and spirituality, leading to numerous first-author publications. She is: Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association of Psychological Science, and Gerontological Society of America; John A. Hartford Geriatric Faculty Scholar; Delegate/Representative of Academic Settings to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging; and Fulbright Scholar. She is the PI/Co-PI of multiple projects, funded by Federal, State, and private foundations and is Scientific Rviewer for national, international, and private funding agencies (e.g., Departments of State, Defense, and Health and Human Services, Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute, NIH, and major funders in Canada, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong-China). She a recipient of the Outstanding Science Award (APA Trauma Psychology) and the Distinguished Health Psychology Award (IAAP). Her seminal tool book, Assessing Spirituality in a Diversified World (2020, peer-reviewed), is currently the only book on this topic, involving 40+ interdisciplinary scholars around the globe.

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