Tracy Schroepfer

Position title: Professor, School of Social Work

Tracy Schroepfer, MSW, PhD researches strategies for meeting the psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs of terminally ill elders, as well as strategies for reducing health disparities faced by medically underserved communities in Wisconsin. Her current projects include: 1) developing an instrument to assess the psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs of terminally ill elders, 2) gaining a deeper understanding of the wish to hasten death (WTHD), 3) determining the role control plays in the dying process of terminally ill elders, and 4) exploring the barriers and facilitators regarding the participation of Wisconsin African American, Native American and Latino communities in biomarker research.