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Surjit Singh Dhooper University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA, University of Kentucky, USA

Surjit Singh Dhooper is Professor Emeritus at the College of Social Work, University of Kentucky. His professional experience, spread over more than 40 years, includes both practice and teaching. He did clinical as well as administrative and community organizational work in health care settings for 18 years and taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels for about 25 years. He also held academic administrative positions such as Director of Ph.D. Program and Director of Graduate Studies in the College of Social Work. He was closely associated with the work of the Human Development Institute and Sanders Brown Center on Aging of the University of Kentucky. He was awarded an endowed professorship—Constance Wilson Professor of Mental Health—in 2000, which he occupied until his retirement.