About Me

Department of Human Sciences
Program: Human Development and Family Science
The Ohio State University
171 Campbell Hall, 1787 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
Email: wong.606@osu.edu, Phone: 614-292-0876, Fax: 614-292-4365

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Human Sciences (Program Area: Human Development and Family Science) at The Ohio State University. I also serve as the director of the Nisonger Center’s Social Programs, which aims to promote quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities and their family caregivers.

I am a gerontologist examining the interplay among social roles, stress, and well-being and health in midlife and late adulthood. Through the frameworks of lifespan development and life course, my research focuses on two major social roles/transitions (caregiving and retirement) often experienced in midlife and late adulthood and its health implications. My work also integrates the ways in which leisure-based physical activities promote the well-being and health of midlife and older adults.

Areas of Population: Midlife and late adulthood (e.g., family caregivers of individuals with lifelong disabilities (autism spectrum disorders); midlife and older retirees/workers)

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 from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park. My undergraduate degree was in Development and Social Psychology from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.

If you are interested in my work, contact via wong.606@osu.edu or (614)-292-0876.


Campbell Hall OSU