Keith Chan, PhD, LMSW

Assistant Professor, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY)

2020 Fellow

Keith Chan, PhD, LMSW, is an Assistant Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, City University of New York, a Hartford Doctoral Fellow and alumnus of the Minority Fellowship Program. As a social worker, scholar and educator, his research focuses on the social determinants of physical and mental health for older adults across the lifespan, in particular for Asian Americans, immigrants and more recently, the opioid epidemic.

Dr. Chan’s social work practice experience is primarily with persons diagnosed with serious mental illness within minority and immigrant populations. In 2018, he was appointed by Governor Cuomo to serve as a Council Member of the New York State Interagency Geriatric Mental Health and Chemical Dependence Planning Council. He currently also serves as Co-Chair of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) track at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and Vice President of the Asian and Pacific Islander Social Work Educators Association (APISWEA).