Training: Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Case Western Reserve University, M.S.W. and M.P.H. in Gerontology from Washington University in St. Louis.
Research Focus: My current research focuses on modifiable protective and risk factors of health behaviors among older adults with chronic disease, particularly diabetes. Broadly, I study the mechanism linking stressful life events, psychosocial coping resources, and health outcomes among older adults from the life course perspective.