Social work professor receives $680,000 to study adult depression

Namkee Choi, professor in the School of Social Work, has received a $680,000 National Institute of Mental Health award to study the feasibility of a telehealth problem-solving treatment (PST) for homebound older individuals suffering from depression. The short-term structured PST focuses on teaching and strengthening problem-solving coping skills for older adults in the Austin area. The study will compare three groups of participants 50 years old and over, totaling 100 for the next two years.