Dr. Swan's Ph.D. in Sociology is from Northwestern University (1981). He has been a Professor of Applied Gerontology at UNT since 2004, since August 2009 in the Department of Sociology. His major research area has been long-term care finance and policy but has more recently developed research in physical activity & aging. His career has been in applied areas: doing health services research, and teaching in health administration, public health, and gerontology programs. Professionally, he has oriented to public health, long being active in the Gerontological Health (now Aging and Public Health) Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and serving until recently as one of that section’s APHA Governing Councilors. In Texas, he has been active in the Texas Public Health Association (TPHA), serving as its second vice-president, on its executive board, governing council, and conference-planning committee, and as one of two TPHA representatives to APHA’s PHACT Campaign. Dr. Swan has maintained a steady and active publication record for three decades, and annually presents at the APHA conference and other conferences. Dr. Swan’s teaching interests have especially focused on research, social policy in aging, health and aging, and aging services. He has a strong commitment to global aging (focused on Mexico).
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