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Gerontology doctoral program sends off five new PhDs

Congratulations to the five gerontology doctoral students who successfully defended their dissertations this year. We will celebrate them May 24, 2023, at UMass Boston’s graduate commencement ceremony and doctoral hooding. “We are very proud of these graduates,” says Kathrin Boerner,… Continue Reading →

How living arrangements affect the health of older adults with developmental disabilities in long-term care

Researchers know that adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) encounter healthcare disparities—fewer doctor’s visits and routine screenings, for example—even though they suffer health complications more frequently than the general population. New research begun by Jeffrey Stokes, PhD, assistant professor… Continue Reading →

Inaugural Caro Scholar aims to honor her immigrant parents by helping older, underserved adults

After earning an undergraduate degree in biology at Lesley University in 2017, Adriana Hernandez worked for a few years at Boston Medical Center, supporting a research study by collecting basic health data from patients. Along the way, she realized she… Continue Reading →

Elisabeth Stam to present, earn award at ASA’s “On Aging” conference

Third-year doctoral student wins American Society on Aging’s Graduate Student Research Award for research paper, presents on her work on aging documentary Gerontology doctoral student Elisabeth J. Stam has two good reasons to look forward to “On Aging,” the annual… Continue Reading →

Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education names gerontology PhD students junior leaders

UMass Boston gerontology doctoral students Shan Qu and Yan-Jhu Su are serving as junior leaders of the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), a program of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Qu, a first-year junior leader, is in… Continue Reading →

Kirsten Corazzini, PhD ’00: Changing the aging narrative, nurturing the next generation of scholars

Looking back, Kirsten Corazzini isn’t surprised that she has built her career in gerontology. For starters, “I was always the kid who had zero interest in babysitting but loved the opportunity to volunteer in a nursing home,” she says. In… Continue Reading →

UMB Gerontology represents at GSA 22

A large contingent of UMass Boston gerontology students, faculty, and staff presented more than 50 talks and posters and collected awards at the 2022 annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, held in early November in Indianapolis. For… Continue Reading →

Doctoral candidate publishes in The Gerontologist on promise and challenges of paratransit

Research that gerontology doctoral candidate Shayna Gleason, MS, began as an independent study project was recently published by The Gerontologist. In her article, “Challenges and Visions for the Future Among Paratransit Providers,” co-authored with faculty member Nina Silverstein, PhD, Gleason… Continue Reading →

Meet our first-year doctoral students

We’re excited to welcome these students as they embark on their gerontology PhD studies in the fall of 2022. Magdalen A. Balz Hometown or country: Salem, MAEducation: MS, Speech, Language and Hearing SciencesCurrent research interests: cognitive healthy and cognitive decline… Continue Reading →

Gerontology welcomes Jaqueline Contrera Avila to faculty

The Department of Gerontology welcomes Jaqueline Contrera Avila, PhD, to campus this fall as our newest faculty member. Avila is a population health researcher with experience in U.S. and Latin America population-based data. Her research interests include the social determinants… Continue Reading →

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