Education: MSW, University of Iowa
Experience: Currently working on a doctoral degree in Social Work and Social Research, Sandeen is an experienced social worker, specializing in issues related to terminal illness and end-of-life processes. Sandeen has been a case manager with the AIDS Project of Iowa. As a result of her extensive exploration of complex ethical, legal and medical issues related to social work, Sandeen was named 2002 Price Fellow in HIV Prevention Leadership by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In her professional capacities, as well as through personal loss, Sandeen has felt firsthand how legal and medical interaction affects people's lives in both positive and negative ways. As a result, her scholarly and professional efforts have increasingly focused on health-related ethical concerns, particularly end-of-life decisions, privacy issues and mental health.
Interests: HIV Prevention, End of Life Care Policy, including Death with Dignity
Teaching Areas: Social Welfare Policy, Program Evaluation