The Gerontology Institute is engaged in the study of aging and charged with the responsibility of developing and coordinating research, instruction, and service in gerontology throughout the university.
The Institute supports the research endeavors of its affiliated faculty and conducts its own research program.
- Competence Theoretical Frameworks
- Social Work and Restorative Justice: Skills for Dialogue, Peacemaking, and Reconciliation
- Frontline Workers in Assisted Living
- Gerontology Institute Awarded $900,000 Grant
- Older Couples In Residential Care Settings: Exploring Everyday Life 2005-2007
- SEDAP II - Canada in the 21st Century: Moving Towards an Older Society 2005-2009
- Exploring the Experience and Meaning of Inheritance Within Families 2005-2007
- Workforce Aging in the New Economy 2002-2006
- Teen Pregnancy Prevention in Grandparent-Headed Families 2007-2008
- African American Grandparents' Attitudes about Sexuality and Sexually-Transmitted Infections: What are They Telling Their Grandchildren? 2006-2007
- Multi-Generational African American Families Diabetes Education Initiative 2005-2007
- Managing Worry: Comparing Styles and Strategies of Kenyan and African American Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 2005-2007
- Coca-Cola Africa AIDS Project is Underway March 2007
- Gerontology Institute Awarded 3-year Grant to study: Satisfaction and Retention of Direct-Care Staff in Assisted Living May 2004-July 2007
Mary Ball (PI), “FFY 2012 DAS State Plan, CCSP Waiver Renewal for 2012,” Georgia Division of Aging Services, 2010-2011 ($39,474)
Mary Ball (PI), Negotiating Social Relationships in Assisted Living: The Resident Experience Grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIH),Bethesda, Maryland, 2008-2011. ($888,128)
Elisabeth O. Burgess, Negotiating Sex and Intimacy in Assisted Living. Grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, 2008-2011. ($225,000)
Candace L. Kemp. (Co-Investigator) SEDAP II - Canada in the 21st Century: Moving Towards an Older Society. Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Major Collaborative Research Initiative, 2005-2011. Project Director: Byron G. Spencer ($2,498,047)
Ann Pearman (Mentee). The role of personality in memory performance in older adults. Faculty Mentored grant from the University Research Services and Administration (GSU), 2009. Mentor, Derek Isaacowitz, Brandeis University.
- Past Projects