Anne K. Hughes

Director, School of Social Work

Anne K. Hughes, PhD, MSW, FGSA is Director and Associate Professor in the School of Social Work. Prior to taking on the role of Director of the School she served as the director of the PhD program. She is co-founder of the MSU Consortium for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Across the Lifespan, an interdisciplinary research consortium established within the College of Social Science in 2019. She began her service at Michigan State University in 2009 after earning her PhD from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Hughes’ research focuses primarily on older adults with chronic conditions and improving healthcare services for underserved older adults, particularly LGBTQ+ older adults. Her research productivity is reflected in peer reviewed publications, presentations, and grant funding. Dr. Hughes has received funding for her research from: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the John A. Hartford Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. She is a Hartford Faculty Scholar in Geriatric Social Work and a Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America.