Angela Perone

Job title: 
Assistant Professor

Dr. Angela (Angie) Perone is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley and directs the Center for Advanced Study of Aging Services. Dr. Perone is a licensed attorney and interdisciplinary scholar. Dr. Perone previously served as a civil rights attorney, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy fellow in the United States Senate, and founding Executive Director of SAGE Metro Detroit. Dr. Perone’s research focuses on equitable aging, caregiving, and health policy and merges law, social services, and social science. Her current projects focus on conflicting rights in long-term care facilities and community-based research in equitable aging for LGBTQ+ older adults.

Dr. Perone’s work has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Aging, and the National Association of Social Workers Foundation, among others.

Dr. Perone earned her PhD in Social Work and Sociology from the University of Michigan. She also received her MSW, MA in Sociology, and graduate certificate in Science, Technology, and Society from the University of Michigan. Dr. Perone received a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a BA from the University of Illinois. Dr. Perone also received a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Boston College.



  • SW 241: Foundations of Multilevel Practice
  • SW 252: Program Implementation


  • Inaugural Ken Dawson National Leadership Award
  • LGBT Older Adult Leadership Award
  • Meyer Paper Award
  • Sims Medal and Award

Expanded Publications


Berlin, Melissa, & Perone, Angela K. (2022). Interactions, Relationships, and Belonging:

Comparing Social Connectedness among Older Women Living in the Community and in Assisted Living. Ageing & Society,

Kirkland, Anna, Shauhin, Talesh, & Perone, Angela K. (2021). Health Insurance Rights and 

Access to Care for Trans People: The Social Construction of Medical Necessity. Law & Society Review, 55(4), 539–562.

Kirkland, Anna, Shauhin, Talesh, & Perone, Angela K. (2021). Transition Coverage and Clarity

in Self-Insured Corporate Health Insurance Benefit Plans. Transgender Health, 6(4), 207–216.

Perone, Angela K. (2021). Surviving the Semester during COVID-19: Evolving Concerns,

Innovations, and Recommendations. Journal of Social Work Education, 57(Suppl.1), 194–208.

Perone, Angela K. (2021). Barriers and Opportunities for Nontraditional Social Work during

COVID-19: Reflections from a Small LGBTQ+ Nonprofit in Detroit. Qualitative Social Work, 20(1–2), 416–422.

Perone, Angela K., Watkins-Dukhie, Keisha, & Lewis, Judith. (2020). LGBTQ+ Aging during

COVID-19. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, 7(3), 117–124.

Perone, Angela K. (2020). Protecting Health Care for Transgender Older Adults amidst a

Backlash of Federal Policies. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 63(8), 743–752.

Perone, Angela K., Ingersoll-Dayton, Berit, & Watkins-Dukhie, Keisha. (2020). Social Isolation &

Loneliness among LGBT Older Adults: Lessons Learned from a Pilot Friendly Caller Program. Clinical Social Work Journal, 48(1), 126-139.

Perone, Angela K., Dunkle, Ruth E., Feld, Sheila, Shen, Huei-Wern, Kim, & Min Hee (2019).

Depressive Symptoms among Former Spousal Caregivers: Comparing Stressors, Resources, and Circumstances of Caregiving Cessation among Older Husbands and Wives. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 62(6), 682-700.

Kirkland, Anna, Moran, David, & Perone, Angela K. (2017). Child Abuse Evidence: New

Perspectives from Law, Medicine, Psychology and Statistics. Michigan Journal of Law Reform 50, 669-676.

Kim, Min H., Dunkle, Ruth E., Lehning, Amanda J., Shen, Huei-Wern., Feld, Sheila C., &

Perone, Angela K. (2017). Caregiver Stressors and Depressive Symptoms among Older Husbands and Wives in the United States. Journal of Women & Aging 29, 494-504.

Perone, Angela. K. (2015). Health Implications of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges

Marriage Equality Decision. LGBT Health 2, 196-199.

Perron, Brian E., Kipling, Bohnert, Perone, Angela K., Bonn-Miller, Marcel O., & Ilgen, Mark.

(2014). Use of Prescription Pain Medications among persons with medical cannabis: Comparisons of pain levels, functioning, and patterns of alcohol and drug use. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 76, 406-413.

Perone, Angela K. (2014). The Social Construction of Mental Illness for LGBT Persons in the

United States. Qualitative Social Work 13, 766-771.

Perone, Angela K. (2013). Creating Inclusive Policy Reform for LGBT Older Adults with HIV.

LGBTQ Policy Journal 3, 83-95.

Perone, Angela K. (2013). From Punitive to Proactive: An Alternative Approach for Responding

to HIV. Hastings Women’s Law Journal 24, 363-406.

Perone, Angela K. (2006). Unchain My Heart: Slavery as a Defense to the Dismantling of the

Violence Against Women Act. Hastings Women’s Law Journal 17, 115-140.


Dunkle, Ruth, Perone, Angela K., & Dennis, Mary Kate (2021 / 2017). Social Work. In J. B.

Halter, J. G. Ouslander, S. Studenski, K. P. High, S. Asthana, M. A. Supiano, C. Ritchie, & W. R. Hazzard (Eds.), Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (7th ed.) (pp. 391-400). McGraw Hill.

Perone, Angela K, & Perone, Katherine. (2018). LGBT Elder Health Care, LGBT Estate and

Long Term Care Plans. In C. Stewart (Ed.), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans at Risk. Praeger.

  • Best Book Award: American Book Fest (LGBTQ Non-Fiction Category)

Minter, Shannon, & Perone, Angela K. (2013). Legal Issues for Transgender Older Adults. In P.

Currah, R. M. Juang, & S. P. Minter (Eds.), Transgender Rights. University of Minnesota Press.

Minter, Shannon, & Perone, Angela K. (2013). Discrimination in Housing, Credit, and Public

Accommodations. In P. Currah, R. M. Juang, & S. P. Minter (Eds.), Transgender Rights. University of Minnesota Press.

Minter, Shannon, & Perone, Angela K. (2013). Employment Discrimination. In P. Currah, R. M.

Juang, & S. P. Minter (Eds.), Transgender Rights. University of Minnesota Press.

Minter, Shannon, & Perone, Angela K. (2012) (updated in 2013). Same-Sex Marriage, Civil

Unions, and Other Protections for Couples. In K. Moulding (Ed.), Sexual Orientation and the Law (pp. 295-403). Thomson Reuters/West.

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