Doctoral Students

Our 21 doctoral students are doing fascinating and important research, with topics reflecting the wide diversity of Faculties represented in the Collaborative Specialization in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care across the Life Course.

Here are some examples:

Ifah Arbel, Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Thesis: The Lived Experiences of Oldest- old Spousal Caregivers (Age 80+) of People with Dementia
Research interests: Caregiving, Dementia, the Oldest-Old, Intervention Development

Alexia CumalLawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Research interests: Aging, Functional Decline, Older Adults, Dementia, Cognitive Impairment

Kristina Kokorelias, Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Thesis: Caring for the Caregiver: An Examination of Service use across the Alzheimer’s Disease Illness Trajectory
Research interests: Dementia, Caregiving, Health Service Research, Intervention Evaluation.

Christina Medeiros, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Thesis: Decisional Needs of Parents of Children with Severe Cerebral Palsy Recommended for Hip Reconstructive Surgery
Research interests: Children with Medical Complexity, Quality of Life, Palliative and Supportive Care, Decision Making