Gary L. Stein, JD, MSW

Professor, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University

Gary L. Stein, JD, MSW, is Professor at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work – Yeshiva University, where he has taught social policy, health care practice, palliative care, and health care ethics in the master’s and doctoral program since 2006. His interests include palliative and endof-life care, bioethics, health care policy and practice, social policy, disability, elder care, and LGBT issues. Prof. Stein has been Vice Chair of the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network since 2006. Most recently, Prof. Stein was awarded the Health and Aging Policy Fellowship for 2016-2017. He was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Program Award in 2010, through which he was guest faculty at the Lancaster University, U.K. International Observatory for End of Life Care. He was a consultant on disability and health care planning for the RAND Corporation. Prof. Stein was formerly the Executive Director of New Jersey Health Decisions, where was responsible for developing projects to improve end-of-life care, promote more informed medical decision-making, and foster citizen involvement in healthcare and bioethics issues. Prof. Stein is a recipient of the Project on Death in America’s Social Work Leadership Development Award (2001), and the Rose Dobrof Award (2011) for his publication on LGBT older adults.