Anna Finger, LMSW
Social Worker, Comprehensive Memory Center , Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences
The University of Texas at Austin, MS, Social Work
University of Kansas, BA, Psychology
Anna Finger, LMSW, is a licensed master social worker in UT Health Austin’s Comprehensive Memory Center within UT Health Austin’s Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. She specializes in the field of aging, with her social work practice focusing on systems that impact older adult populations, brain health and memory disorders, caregiving, grief and loss, vital aging, spirituality, and community engagement of older persons. Additionally, Anna Finger is an assistant professor of practice at The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
Anna Finger earned her master’s in social work from The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work and her bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Kansas. She completed clinical social work internships at healthcare and community agencies, serving older adults in the Central Texas area as well as the Austin Independent School District. She is a graduate scholar of the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education, an initiative of the John A. Hartford Foundation and the Social Work Leadership Institute. She also completed a graduate portfolio in nonprofit studies through the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
Anna Finger has experience working as a behavioral health counselor, educator, and organizer. She has developed programs within a variety of behavioral health settings to address the needs of individuals, groups, and communities. Her current research within UT Health Austin’s Comprehensive Memory Center involves creating an innovative, whole-person model of care using an inter-professional/multidisciplinary team approach, which was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in 2019. In 2018, the Comprehensive Memory Center was recognized as an Innovator in Aging by Health and Human Services for being the first neurology specialty dementia clinic designed to put patients’ health values first.
- Caregiver stress
- Depression and anxiety
- Licensed Master Social Worker
Awards & Honors
- Graduate Portfolio in Nonprofit Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
- John A. Hartford Foundation Scholar, Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education