Stephanie L. Houston, M.B.A.
Associate Clinical Social Worker for the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Through a partnership between the Center for Urban Population Health and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institutes (WAI), Ms. Houston provides social work assistance to cognitively impaired medically underserved African American older adults referred to the UW MAPP (Milwaukee Alzheimer’s Prevention Program) in Milwaukee County. Ms. Houston serves as a resource and service link for minority elders and their families who are in need of proper assessment and diagnosis, and education and support for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. In addition, she is actively involved in research recruitment and retention of minority participants in UW sponsored Alzheimer’s disease research projects as well as community education and outreach activities. Also, she is responsible for coordinating ongoing support groups and linking families with the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP). For over 13 years Ms. Houston has provided community-based coordinated services to disadvantaged individuals and minorities in Milwaukee County. She has furnished a wide range of services to individuals, including: counseling, advocacy, case management, training, supervision, and resource referrals. Ms. Houston has worked with the most vulnerable populations in Milwaukee County, including: older adults, homeless, low-income families, displaced homemakers, and cognitively impaired and disabled adults. She also assisted in managing an in-home caregiver provider service that serviced nearly 300 older adults in Milwaukee County.