Master's Students

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.  


Renusha MaharjanRenusha Maharjan
maharjr@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BSN, Maharajgunj Nursing Campus, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Areas of Interest:
Renusha’s interests include healthy aging, dementia, and creating an age-friendly environment.


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.