Mercedes Bern-Klug

Mercedes Bern-Klug ,
Ph.D., M.A., M.S.W.

Associate Professor
Director, Aging Studies Program
Hartford Faculty Scholar
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dr. Bern-Klug is the Director of the University of Iowa's Aging Studies Program.  Her research interests are gerontology, demography; long-term care; psychosocial issues in advanced chronic illness; nursing home social work; end-of-life issues; funeral arrangements; creative writing for social workers. 

Aging in Society, Humanities & Public Policy

In The News

Report offers tips to help plan final arrangements

Family members experience many emotions when a loved one dies. What can be lost during the grieving are decisions about final arrangements.

A new report from the University of Iowa aims to ease the stress for individuals and families wrestling with end-of-life decisions, from choosing a...