Master's 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.
 In the 2017 academic year our students gave 26 presentations at professional conferences.  In the 2017 academic year our students gave 26 presentations at professional conferences.

Master of Gerontological Studies


Barbra BrottmanBarbra Brottman
brottmbj@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Psychology, Rutgers University

Areas of Interest: 
Barbra's interests include dementia, Parkinson’s, person-centered care, small home model, and animal therapy.


Ashlee Cordell Ashlee 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.


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 Ducay Luyna 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 Goldstein Chelsea 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.


Abby Hermesch Abby Hermesch
hermesag@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Gerontology and BS, in Management & Leadership, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Abby is interested in long-term services and supports, person-centered care, workforce issues, family caregiving and policy.


Valerie Kessler Valerie 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.


Cheyenne Kinsella Cheyenne Kinsella
kinselcm@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Psychology, Central College

Areas of Interest: 
Cheyenne is interested in mental health and aging, end-of-life care, dementia, and decreasing the risk of disease and disability in older adults.  


Abbey KlacikAbbey Klacik
klacikam@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BS, Public Health, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Abbey is interested person-centered care, memory care, and social relationships in old age.  


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 Shakya Shamatree 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.


Susanna Smith Susanna Smith
smiths51@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BA, Psychology and Gerontology, Miami University

Areas of Interest:
Sussana is interested in global aging, market research, social entrepreneurship, as well as media and aging.


Jessica Yauk Jessica Yauk
yaukja@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BS, Sociology, College of Charleston

Areas of Interest:
Jessica's interests include sibling relationships, transitions in later life, cognitive decline, health disparities in older adult populations, end-of-life wishes and care, hospice and palliative care interventions.


Heshuo Yu Heshuo Yu
yuh7@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BA, Gerontology, Miami University

Areas of Interest:
Heshou's interests include global aging, long-term services and supports, demography of aging, Alzheimer's and other dementias, health behavior, environment and aging, and public policy.




Master of Population and Social Gerontology

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 Saposopha Naphaporn 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.