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University of Tennessee Dept. of Social Work
Phone 615-516-2407
College College of Social Work
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Sherry Cummings’ research focuses on aging and mental health, primarily older adults with depression, severe mental illness, and alcohol misuse disorders and their caregivers. Her work has explored mental health issues and psychological well-being among older adults in multiple settings including senior cohousing communities, assisted living facilities, public housing for older adults, and the general community. She also serves as associate dean of the College of Social Work.