Suzanne Shu-Xin Tham
Interventions for persons with mental health illness
Health/mental health access and service utilization
Positive adaption in aging
Suzanne is a PhD student at SP2. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the National University of Singapore and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. With over 10 years of clinical social work experience, she is motivated to use her practice experience to inform research and hopes that her research would bring about real-life impact on programs, organization practices, and policies. Her clinical experience has led her to work mainly with older adults, delivering evidence-based interventions to individuals suffering from mental health disorders (depression, anxiety, etc.). Recognizing that micro-level interventions may be limited, she has broadened her focus to include the wider person-in-environment context to address disparities in health/mental health well-being in older adults. Her research interests include health/mental health access, service utilization, health literacy, and evidence-based interventions.