KARRA BIKSON is a clinical associate professor in the school's Virtual Academic Center where she is co-chair of the Health concentration. Bikson’s career integrates social work education, practice and research, with an emphasis in health care and gerontology. She has taught in the areas of health policy, grief and bereavement, death and dying, gerontology, human behavior in the social environment, and social welfare policy and history. Bikson’s clinical work primarily has been in the area of palliative care, hospice and emergency department practice. Her research interests have multiple focuses, including innovation diffusion, organizational change, interdisciplinary team service technology, primarily employing case study and qualitative research methodologies. Bikson’s current research centers on palliative care as an innovative interdisciplinary team technology.