Training: BAH and BEd in Geography and Environmental Education from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (Canada). MA and PhD in Geography and Gerontology from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Social Environment and Health Program at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, Ann Arbor, MI.
Research Focus: I use qualitative, geospatial, and mixed methods to investigate the role of built, social, natural, and microbial environments for health in later life. My current research focuses on how neighborhood built and social environments may slow rates of cognitive decline and reduce risk for Alzheimer's disease and dementia. I also investigate psychosocial and behavioral impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the physical, mental, and cognitive health of older adults.