Dr Katz is a Professor Emerita of Social Work at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and Faculty Associate, USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging. Her research interests include: Aging in Prison, counseling older adults, interprofessional education, caregiver stress reduction, HIV/AIDS and older adults, and women’s issues and aging. Dr Katz was granted a Fulbright Specialist award and will be working on a project with the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing entitled: Aging in Prison: A microcosm of the population. She has many years of experience in the area of aging in prison and has presented nationally and internationally on the subject as well as published works on the topic. Dr Katz was awarded Fellow status by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the world’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging, an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in the field of gerontology. She also received The Rose Dobrof Award designed to recognize authors of articles published in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work that are methodologically rigorous, demonstrate strong innovation, and show a great impact on gerontological social work practice. In addition she received the Master Field Instruction Award and Heart of Social Work awarded by the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work in recognition of excellence in field education, outstanding leadership and special contributions to the field of social work and for providing outstanding, innovative service through field education, collaboration, and teaching.