Iris Chi, DSW
Inducted in 2013
Dr. Chi has been the Chinese-American Golden Age Association/Frances Wu Chair for the Chinese Elderly since 2004 and currently directs the China Program at the School of Social Work, University of Southern California (USC). Prior to joining the USC, she taught at the University of Hong Kong for 17 years, in addition to chairing the Department of Social Work and its postgraduate research programs and serving as the director of the Sau Po Center on Aging. An expert in health social work and gerontology, Dr. Chi has participated in more than 90 studies and published more than 250 articles. She is an honorary professor, fellow, consultant and advisor to more than 30 local and overseas social work and elderly-related organizations such as the Gerontological Society of America, Australian Association of Gerontology, the interRAI, University of Hong Kong, Peking University, and University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. She is also an associate editor for International Journal of Social Welfare, expert reviewer and editorial board member for several social work and gerontology journals. In addition, Dr. Chi served on the Commission on Curriculum and Educational Innovation for the Council on Social Work Education, the board of the International Association of the Schools of Social Work, the National Program Advisory Committee for the Hartford Doctoral Fellows at Gerontological Society of America, and was appointed as expert panel for the World Health Organization at the Kobe Collaboration Center. She was also nominated to be the member of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honoros Society of America.