Kate de Medeiros, PhD

Associate Professor, Sociology and Gerontology
Scripps Research Fellow
Affiliate, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


PhD, Gerontology, University of Maryland
MS, Gerontology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB)
BA, English and American Literature, Northwestern University

Research Interests

The aging self, narratives and life stories, generativity, friendships in later life, the arts in dementia research

Selected Publications

de Medeiros K, Rubinstein R. (2015). “Shadow stories” in oral interviews: Narrative care through careful listening.  Journal of Aging Studies. Published online on March 14, 2015.  Doi:10.1016/j.jaging.2015.02.009.

Rubinstein R, de Medeiros K. (2014). Successful aging, Gerontological theory, and neoliberalism: A qualitative critique.  The Gerontologist. Published online on August 26, 2014.  DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnu080.

de Medeiros K, & Doyle P. (2013) Remembering the person in person-centered care.  Generations. 37(3): 83-86.

de Medeiros K, Rubinstein R, Ermoshkina P. The role of relevancy and social suffering in “generativity” among older post-Soviet women immigrants.  The Gerontologist.  Published online on November 1, 2013. DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnt126.

de Medeiros K, Basting A. (2013). “Shall I compare thee to a dose of donepezil?”: An overview of intervention research in dementia care. The Gerontologist. Published online on June 7, 2013.  DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnt055.

de Medeiros K, Rubinstein R, Doyle P.  (2013). A place of one’s own: Reinterpreting the meaning of home among childless older women.  In G. Rowles and M. Bernard (Eds.)  The meaning of home.  New York: Springer Publishing.