I am an associate professor in the Department of Human Sciences (Program Area: Human Development and Family Science) at The Ohio State University.
Informed by the life course perspective and stress theory, my research program on two major social roles (work/retirement and family care) that individuals often experience in midlife and late adulthood and the subsequent well-being and health implications. My research also investigates the role of social leisure on well-being and health during the encore years. A common thread in my research program is the examination of demographic and psychosocial factors (e.g., age, gender, stress) as they intersect with social roles to influence well-being and health.
Population of Research Interests: Midlife and late adulthood
Key Terms: Social roles (work/retirement; family care); social leisure; demographic and psychosocial factor (stressors); well-being; health
Prior to OSU, I was a post-doctoral fellow in the Lifespan Family Research Lab at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison. I obtained my doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Aging from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park. My undergraduate degree was in Development and Social Psychology from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.
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Department of Human Sciences
Program: Human Development and Family Science
The Ohio State University
171 Campbell Hall, 1787 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
Email: email@example.com, Phone: 614-292-0876, Fax: 614-292-4365