The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, has recognized UW Tacoma Professor Charles Emlet as one of its 100 most distinguished alumni.
The School is one of the top schools of social work in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. To mark 100 years since its founding in 2015-16, the Mandel School has selected 100 alumni from throughout its history who best represent "the spirit of the school," according to a release.
Dr. Emlet is a nationally-renowned scholar of aging and sexuality, particularly focusing on LGBTQ aging and older adults living with HIV. He has published more than 70 journal articles and book chapters and serves on the editorial boards of The Gerontologist, the Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services and the Journal of Gerontological Social Work.
He is a co-investigator with the LGBT+ National Aging Research Center, the first national project to study health and well-being among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults and their caregivers.
In 2004 he received UW Tacoma's Distinguished Research Award. In 2013 was a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair and Fulbright Scholar at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario, Canada. In 2016 he received UW Tacoma's Distinguished Community Engagement Award.