Lab Members

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Graduate and Undergraduate Research Assistants


Advised by Dr. Wong, Barbara is pursuing her doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Science. Her research focuses on family caregiving, health, and wellness in midlife and late adulthood. Barbara was an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (2018-2019) and a scholar in the Ohio Scholars in Aging Program (2019). In 2019, Barb received the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE) Jerome Kaplan Award for the best graduate student paper.


Hannah is majoring in biology and minoring in business. She plans to attend dental school after graduating. She is a member of the Mount Leadership Society Scholars Program where she serves the community through a variety of projects, programs, and events.


Natalie is majoring in Speech and Hearing Science with a minor in Disability Studies. She plans to attend graduate school for speech-language pathology or audiology.


Adeline is a sophomore and plans on studying nursing. She has a passion for Human Development and Family Science and loves caring for the youth in particular. Adeline is especially passionate about youth ministry and serves at a local parish in Columbus.



Born in June 2018, Dresden joined the lab in August 2018. He is a part of the Magic Day golden retriever litter. Follow him at @4paws_dresden

Former ‘Lab’ Member


Banff is from the Canada litter. He represented the lab’s first ‘lab’. Banff graduated the 4Paws Service Dog training program in December 2018. Congratulations!! We are extremely proud of you! We miss you!


Monique graduated in May 2019 with a major in Human Development and Family Science. She will be obtaining her clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy at The Ohio State University. Monique is the recipient of OSU’s Graduate Enrichment Fellowship (Funding Period: 2019-2022), which covers three years of tuition and stipend funding.


In May 2019, Brooke graduated with a major in Human Development and Family Science. Brooke will be obtaining her doctorate in Occupational Therapy at The Ohio State University. Brooke is the recipient of OSU’s University Fellowship (Funding Period 2019-2020), which funds her graduate school training (tuition & stipend) for one year. During her undergraduate training, Brooke was a member of the 4Paws student organization where she helped to train future service dogs (e.g., Banff, Dresden).