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.
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We mentor tomorrow
In 2015 more than 60% of our full-time gerontology graduate students gave presentations at professional conferences.

Master's Students

Master of Gerontological Studies

Anjali BKAnjali B. K.
bka@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BS, Nursing from B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal

Areas of Interest: 
Anjali is interested in long-term care, health-care policy, and research related to aging.


Ashlee CordellAshlee Cordell
cordela2@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BS, Biology and BA, Gerontology, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Ashlee’s interests include physical/mental health and aging, dementia, and aging-related research.


Wendy DeLeonWendy DeLeon
deleonw@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BA, Psychology, Northeastern Illinois University

Areas of Interest:
Wendy’s interests include health and well-being of older adults, long term care facilities, adult day services, Latino older adults, and theoretical models of aging.


Usha DhakalUsha Dhakal
ddhakalu@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BSN, Nobel College, Pokhara University, Nepal

Areas of Interest:
Usha is interested in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, healthcare policy and practices for healthy aging.


Luyna Lim DucayLuyna Lim Ducay
ducayll@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BS, Nursing, Adventist Medical Center - Iligan, Philippines

Areas of Interest:
Luyna’s interests include health and well being of older adults, public health, acute and long-term care, mental health in later life, dementia, palliative care, and abuse and neglect.


Chelsea GoldsteinChelsea Goldstein
goldstcn@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Anthropology, University of South Carolina

Areas of Interest: 
Chelsea is interested in long-term services and supports, palliative care and advance care planning, person-centered care, and policy and financing.


Amanda HorneAmanda Horne
hornean@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Sociology with Criminology, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Amanda’s main interest is mental health in aging--specifically Veterans and those in the penal system.


Haiyan Jia Haiyan Jia 
jiah3@MiamiOH.edu 

Education: 
BS, Psychology, Beijing Normal University, China

Areas of Interest: 
Haiyan is interested in long-term care.


Valerie KesslerValerie Kessler
kesslevl@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BS, Psychology, University of Central Florida

Areas of Interest: 
Valerie is interested in dementia, and arts interventions in dementia research.


Morgan LiddicMorgan Liddic
liddicma@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Gerontology, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Morgan is interested in end-of-life care and planning, elder abuse and neglect, global aging, mental health in later life, person-centered care practices, programming and services, and aging in the media.


Keren MabisiKeren Mabisi
mabisik@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Gerontology, Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Areas of Interest: 
Keren is interested in global aging, women, and aging policies and practices.


Bandana ShahBandana Shah
shahb2@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BS, Nursing, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Areas of Interest:
Bandana is interested in successful aging, prevention of risk for disease and disabilities, long-term care, global aging, and aging policies and practices.


Shamatree ShakyaShamatree Shakya
shakyas@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BS, Nursing, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Areas of Interest:
Shamatree’s interests include global aging, promotion of healthy lifestyle and behavior, long-term care and management of chronic health disease, productive retirement, policy, and the role of spirituality in maintaining psychological well being.


Na SunNa Sun
sunn2@MiamiOH.edu

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

Areas of Interest:
Na is interested in aging and communication, and global aging and technology.


Pallavi TimilsinaPallavi Timilsina
timilsp@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BS Nursing, Nursing Campus Maharajgunj, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Areas of Interest:
Pallavi is interested in disease and disabilities, prevention and mitigation of risks, and palliative care


Meghan YoungMeghan Young
youngma3@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BA, Gerontology, Miami University

Areas of Interest:
Meghan is interested in community programming, intergenerational relationships, and dementia


Master of Population and Social Gerontology

Medina AdulyaratMedina Adulyarat
Adulyam@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BBA, International Business, Mahidol university, Thailand

Areas of Interest:
Medina is interested in successful aging, Islamic gerontology and aging in vulnerable situations.


Jessica LeythamJessica Leytham
leythaje@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BS, Health Studies, Miami University

Areas of Interest:
Jessica is interested in global aging comparatively, population aging, disability among older women, and health and family relationships.


Naphaporn SaposophaNaphaporn Saposopha
sapsopn@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BA, Religious Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand

Areas of Interest:
Naphaporn is interested in perceptions of successful aging, aging and palliative care, and the relationship between religion and self-reporting of successful aging.