Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD, MSW, F-GSA
Inducted in 2022
Current PositionProfessor and Director, School of Social Work; Director, Aging & Longevity Studies Program - University of Iowa
EducationPhD, MSW, F-GSA
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.