Jessica King

Jessica King

PhD Student


aging and gerontology, clinical social work, families and family systems, health and wellness, public policy

Professional Biography

Jessica King has a BA in psychology from Emory University and an MSW from Boston College. While at Boston College, King was the student leader of the neuroscience and social work group, and she completed specialized research on traumatic brain injuries and post-trauma. King also has experience in grant making through The Boston Foundation, helping nonprofits facilitate grants and garner donations.

After completing her MSW, King worked as an in-home therapist with children and families in low-income neighborhoods in Boston with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Since moving to Colorado three years ago, King has worked in community mental health, performing trauma evaluations on children involved in the CPS and foster care system. She has also worked as a medical social worker at Medical Center of the Rockies.

King's work with multigenerational families motivates her research interests in social policy, compassion fatigue, caregiver burden, gerontology and the economic impacts of caregivers' exits from the workforce due to their caregiving responsibilities.



  • MSW, Boston College

Licensure / Accreditations

  • LCSW