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Mercedes Bern-Klug

Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD, MSW, F-GSA

Inducted in 2022

Current Position

Professor and Director, School of Social Work; Director, Aging & Longevity Studies Program - University of Iowa



Mercedes Bern-Klug is a professor and the director of the University of Iowa School of Social Work and director of the UI Aging and Longevity Studies Program. Her research is in long-term care and advanced chronic illness and includes working with family members who share medical decision-making responsibilities with nursing home residents. She is a Fulbright Scholar, Hartford Faculty Scholar, former Alzheimer’s Disease support group leader, and an Honoring Your Wishes facilitator, and she serves on the leadership team of the National Nursing Home Social Work Network.

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