Eight New Hartford doctoral fellows in Geriatric Social Work selected

The John A. Hartford Foundation of New York City and The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) selected eight outstanding doctoral students for the Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program in geriatric social work. The new Doctoral Fellows are Joonhee Ahn, New York University; Karra Bikson, UCLA; Banghwa Lee Casado, University of Houston; Alexandra Crampton, University of Michigan; Angela Curl, Case Western Reserve University; Jerry Ingram, University of Iowa; Hee Yun Lee, UCLA; and Charles A. Smith, University of Maryland-Baltimore.

The eight Hartford Fellows will administer dissertation projects that look at an array of issues in the geriatric social work field:

  • Joonhee Ahn, "Risk Factors for Depression Among Korean Elderly Immigrants"
  • Karra Bikson, "Understanding Innovation in End of Life Care: Hospital-Based Palliative Care Programs"
  • Banghwa Lee Casado, "The Effects of Appraised Caregiver Burden on the Utilization of Home and Community-Based Formal Care among Primary Caregivers of Older Americans: Integrating the Health Behavioral and Caregiving Appraisal Models"
  • Alexandra Crampton, "A Comparison of Mediation and Old Age in Ghana and the United States: Mediation as Intervention in Elder Advocacy"
  • Angela Curl, "The Impact of Retirement on Trajectories of Physical Health of Married Couples"
  • Jerry Ingram, "Retirement Planning Among Baby Boomers: Do Role Clarity and Locus of Control Make a Difference?"
  • Hee Yun Lee, "The Social and Cultural Construction of Elder Mistreatment Perception and Help-Seeking Behavior among Elderly Korean Immigrants"
  • Charles A. Smith, "Social Work Gerontology Scholars: Research Status, Productivity, and Predictors of Quantitative Research Quality"

As Hartford Doctoral Fellows, they receive a dissertation grant of up to $50,000 over two years plus $20,00

Contact: Linda Krogh Harootyan
The Gerontological Society of America

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