Erin Roark Murphy, LMSW, received her BSW from Texas Woman’s University in 2015 and her MSW from Texas Christian University in 2016 where she received the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student award. While working through her BSW, she worked as a Guardianship Specialist with individuals with intellectual disabilities, cognitive impairments, and other issues resulting in mental incapacitation. Throughout her Master’s degree, Erin worked as a social worker in an emergency department and as a Graduate Research Assistant focusing on healthcare utilization of the homeless population and designed elements for effective therapeutic homeless service spaces. Erin’s research interests combine her passion for geriatrics, those facing homelessness and housing insecurity, and healthcare. Her primary research interests include the evolving medical and social needs of the homeless population as they age.