Doctoral Students

 Access to faculty.In the classroom and one-on-one,  Our students have access to some of  The best scholars in the field.  Access to faculty.In the classroom and one-on-one,  Our students have access to some of  The best scholars in the field.
 Where are they now? Our recent MGS graduates are working in aging services and administration; employed in aging-related research, government or private sector positions; and earning advanced degrees.  Where are they now? Our recent MGS graduates are working in aging services and administration; employed in aging-related research, government or private sector positions; and earning advanced degrees.
 Montage of photos of students on Miami’s campus: Walking through Upham arch in the fall, two photos of students interacting with faculty, a student giving a presentation, a student working with an Opening Minds through Art artist, and taking a selfie with friends on graduation day.  Montage of photos of students on Miami’s campus: Walking through Upham arch in the fall, two photos of students interacting with faculty, a student giving a presentation, a student working with an Opening Minds through Art artist, and taking a selfie with friends on graduation day.
 We mentor tomorrow's experts in aging. At Scripps, engaging gerontology students  in meaningful research projects is a priority.  We mentor tomorrow's experts in aging. At Scripps, engaging gerontology students  in meaningful research projects is a priority.

 

Akwasi-Adjei-Gyimah Akwasi Adjei Gyimah
adjeiga2@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
MSc Gerontology, University of Southampton
MPhil Disability, Development & Rehabilitation, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana 
BSc Disability & Rehabilitation Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana

Research Interests:
Family caregiving, Long-term care, Older people in Prison, Disability & Aging


Abigail Bailey Abigail Bailey
baile117@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
MS, Aging and Health, Georgetown University
BA, Sociology concentrated in Gerontology, Duquesne University

Research Interests:
Aging in place, family caregiving, and long-term care


Jiawei (Gavin) Cao Jiawei (Gavin) Cao
caoj9@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
MS, Gerontology, University of Southern California
BS, Rehabilitation Therapy, Nanjing Medical University, China

Research Interests:
Health issues in family caregiving, especially family caregivers’ quality of life (QOL); fall prevention interventions in a non-hospital setting; and how transportation affects older adults’ daily living


Da Jung Chang Da Jung Chang
changd2@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
MS, Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
BS, Geriatric Nurse and Care Management and Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

Research Interests:
Policy and long-term care in the aging society and improving disease symptoms in elderly people including therapy of dementia


Miranda CorporaMiranda Corpora
corpormr@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
MSW, The University of South Carolina
BSW, Miami University

Areas of Interest:
Person-centered care, end-of-life preferences, caregiver relationships, alternative and complementary care in older adult populations


Usha DhakalUsha Dhakal
dhakalu@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
MGS, Miami University
BS, Nursing, Pokhara University, Nepal

Areas of Interest:
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, creating age-friendly communities, and health and aging


Abby-Helsinger-PHD.JPGAbby Helsinger
johnso49@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
MS, Exercise and Health Studies, Miami University
BS, Health and Sport Studies, Miami University

Areas of Interest:
Public health and policy, healthy aging and health behaviors, chronic disease prevention and management, health equity


Isha-Karmacharya-PHD.JPGIsha Karmacharya
karmaci@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
MPH (Public Health Service Management), Pokhara University, Nepal
BPH, CiST College, Affiliated to Pokhara University, Nepal

Areas of Interest:
Health and Aging


Athena Koumoutzis
koumouan@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
MA, Human Development and Family Studies, Kent State University
BS, Human Development and Family Studies/Family Life Education, Kent State University

Research Interests:
Stress processes associated with informal caregiving including: demographic variables, sociocultural contexts, negative health behaviors and outcomes, and psychophysiological biomarkers


Jenny Kwon
kwonj2@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
MS, Sport Management, Indiana University - Bloomington
BS, Business Management, Konkuk University, South Korea

Research Interests:
Entrepreneurship in the field of aging, nursing home service management, and older adult’s leisure activities and health


Nancy Malay Nancy Malay
malaynj@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
MEd, Educational Psychology, Miami University
BS, Physical Therapy, Hunter College of The City University of New York

Research Interests:
Nancy’s interests include Hperspective in aging, lifespan and aging, social convoys/networking, and community-based long-term care


Reese-Moore-PHD.JPGReese Moore
moorerm3@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 

MGS, Miami University
BA, Psychology, Webster University

Areas of Interest: 
Older adult representation in various forms of media, ageism, and age-friendly communities


Xiao QiuXiao Qiu
qiux@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
MGS, Miami University
BE, Bioengineering, Wuhan Institute of Bioengineering, China

Research Interests:
Health inequality, long-term care, and quantitative analysis


Na Sun Na Sun
sunn2@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
MGS, Miami University
MA, International Journalism, Communication, University of China
BA, Business English, Xi’an International Studies University, China

Research Interests:
Quantitative analysis of health and aging and technology and aging


Samuel-Van-Vleet-PHD.JPGSamuel Van Vleet
vanvlesc@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
MGS, Miami University
BA, Psychology, University of North Texas

Areas of Interest: 
Intergenerational social engagement, successful aging and meaning in life for older adults


Sati WilliamsSati Williams
williakf@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
MEd, Adult Learning and Development, Cleveland State University
BA, 
Humor and Healing, Cleveland State University

Research Interests:
Using humor as a tool for educating older adults, older adult lesbian social convoys


Ziyao Xu Ziyao Xu
xuz69@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
MSG, University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Los Angeles
BA, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Research Interests:
Public policy, mental health and depression, Alzheimer's-related research and education


Heshuo YuHeshuo Yu
yuh7@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
MGS, Miami University
BA, Gerontology, Miami University

Research Interests:
Hospice and end-of-life care, age related transportation, sports and leisure activities for older adults, and demography of aging


Lei Yu
Lei Yu@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
MSG, University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Los Angeles 
BA, Advertising, Wuhan University of Technology, China

Research Interests:
Life course, aging policy, the end of life care, and preparation for future care needs