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ASI Faculty and Student Presentations at the 2019 Gerontological Society of America Conference

The 2019 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Austin, Texas, from November 13 to 17, 2019, with the theme, “Strength in Age—Harnessing the Power of Networks.”

The following is the Schedule for the ASI Faculty and Student Presentations.

Wednesday, November 13

Authors: Blakelee Kemp and Jennifer Karas Montez
Abstract Title: Geo-Life Course Determinants of Educational Disparities in U.S. Health
Symposium: Early-Life Influences on Later-Life Health
Time: 4:30 PM  to 6:00 PM
Location: 5B, Level 3

Thursday, November 14

Authors: Janet M. Wilmoth, Scott D. Landes, and Andrew London
Abstract Title: The Health of Male Veterans in Later Life
Symposium: Archives of Gerontlology and Geriatrics: Men’s Health and Aging
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 4BC, Level 3

Authors: Sarah Mawhorter and Jennifer Ailshire
Abstract Title: Housing Affordability and Inter-Regional Moves Among Older Adults
Poster: Environment and Aging
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: EH – 4, Level 1

Authors: Joonsik Yoon
Abstract Title: Avoidant Filial Piety in Korean Immigrant Families: When Do We Talk About Mom and Dad?
Poster: Environment and Aging
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: EH – 4, Level 1

Authors: Claire Pendergrast, Basia Belza, Ann Bostrom and Nicole Errett
Abstract Title: Building Disaster Resilience for Older Adults Aging in Place: The Role of Community-Based Organizations
Poster: SRPP Section Student Poster Award Finalists
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: EH – 4, Level 1

Authors: Scott Landes and Dalton Stevens
Abstract Title: Comparison of age and Biological Sex Mortality Trends Between Adults With and Without Down Syndrome
Symposium: Defining Health Outcomes for Adults Aging with Disability
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: 6A, Level 3

Authors: Vern Bengtson, Merril Silverstein and Camille Endacott
Abstract Title: Spiritual and Religious Change in Later Life
Symposium: Religion, Spirituality, and Aging
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: 13B, Level 4

Friday, November 15

Authors: Janet M. Wilmoth, Scott D. Landes, and Andrew S. London
Abstract Title: Veteran Mortality Disadvantage among Rural, Suburban, and Urban Residents
Symposium: Gaps and Opportunities to Improve Access to Healthcare for Older Rural Veterans
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 18C, Level 4

Authors: Merril Silverstein
Abstract Title: Of Values and P-Values: Using Mixed Methods to Study Families and Religion in the Longitudinal Study of Generations
Symposium: Applying Mixed-Methods Approaches to the Study of Social Ties in Later Life
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 19AB, Level 4

Authors: Kent Cheng and Janet Wilmoth
Abstract Title: Socioeconomic Determinants of Informal Caregiving in India
Poster: Family Caregiving II
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: EH – 4, Level 1

Authors: Yooumi Lee
Abstract Title: Interrelationships Among Collective Orientation, Attitudes Toward Intergenerational Support and Co-Residence
Poster: Attitudes Toward Aging
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: EH – 4, Level 1

Saturday, November 16

Authors: Ynesse Abdul – Malak and Madonna Harrington Meyer
Abstract Title: Grandparenting Children With Disabilities and Its Impact on Grandparent Health
Paper: Roles and Experiences of Grandparenting
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 5A, Level 3 (CC)

Authors: Merril Silverstein, Dongmei Zuo
Abstract Title: 4 Pattern of Health-Related Behaviors and Resources as Predictor of Medical Care and Mortality Risk Among Older Adults
Poster: Health Risk Behaviors
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: EH – 4. Level 1

Authors: Mengting Li, Man Guo, Meredith Stensland, Merril Silverstein, and XinQi Dong
Abstract Title: Typology of Family Relationships and Elder Mistreatment in a U.S. Chinese Population
Symposium: Deconstructing the Model-Minority Myth of U.S. Asians: Determinants and Consequences of Elder Mistreatment
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: 7, Level 3

Sunday, November 17

Authors: Maria Brown
Abstract Title: Early Identification of Cognitive Impairment Among Vulnerable Older Adults Living at Home
Paper: Cognitive Functioning Among Diverse Populations
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 11A, Level 4

GSA 2019 Program Book

ASI faculty and students at GSA

Yooumi Lee
Ph.D. student Yooumi Lee
Kent Cheng
Ph.D. student Kent Cheng
Dalton Stevens
Ph.D. student Dalton Stevens
Janet Wilmoth at GSA
Director of ASI Janet Wilmoth
Maria Brown at GSA
Maria Brown granted Fellow Status at GSA 2019

 

Jennifer Karas Montez awarded R24 grant from NIH National Institute of Aging

Jennifer Karas Montez was awarded a R24 grant from the NIH National Institute of Aging. The R24 mechanism provides infrastructure support for advancing specific high-priority areas of behavioral and social research of relevance to aging. These are highly competitive 5-year grants, awarded to only 7 teams across the country.

Jennifer is the Co-PI on a renewal of the highly successful NIA R24 Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America. the purpose of this Network is to stimulate research and disseminate data and analytic resources to better understand trends and disparities in U.S. adult health and longevity across the life course and different geographic contexts.

https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/news/stories/Sociologists_Karas_Montez_and_Monnat_earn_NIH_grants/

Merril Silverstein is the Recipient of the Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award

Merril Silverstein, Marjorie Cantor Professor of Aging Studies, is the recipient of the Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Aging and the Life Course. This annual award honors a scholar in the field of aging and the life course who has shown exceptional achievement in research, theory, policy analysis, or who has otherwise advanced knowledge of aging and the life course.

Jennifer Karas Montez is the Recipient of the 2019 Milbank Quarterly Early Career Award

The Milbank Quarterly Early Career Award in Population Health recognizes significant contributions to population health science by individuals early in their careers.  The award emphasizes contributions that integrate insights from multiple disciplines contributing distinct bodies of knowledge to the challenge of understanding and addressing population health issues.

https://iaphs.org/conference/award-winners/ 

Doug Wolf spoke at the 5th International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-term Care at Vienna University

Doug Wolf attended the 5th International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-Term Care, which was held at Vienna University last September. The video clip below features a portion of his plenary speech (among other highlights), which opened the conference. The subject of his presentation was the balance between public and private – or, equally, between government-funded and family-provided – personal-care services, mainly in the case of older people living at home.

To view the video click here