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Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing, Internal Medicine
College of Health Sciences, College of Nursing, Rush Medical College
630 S. Hermitage Ave.
Kidston House
Ste. 606
Chicago, IL 60612

(312) 563-3146
(312) 563-3141
MPH, University of Pittsburgh

PhD, Case Western Reserve University

MA, S.U.N.Y at Buffalo

BA, Gannon University

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms, Behavioral Disciplines and Activities, Environment and Public Health, Mental Disorders, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
The association of mental health status with physical health outcomes in older age; e.g., depressive symptoms, quality of life, psychosocial stress, religiosity/spirituality and their prediction of chronic health conditions/diseases among older adults. Also, dietary factors in the development of depressive sympstoms and poor quality of life in older adults. Race and ethnic health disparities in older age.

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