Office of Aging Studies: Research Affiliates

John Kerbs, PhD
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
Department of Criminal Justice
College of Human Ecology
330 Rivers West
252 328-5546

Research interests: factors affecting the safety and inmate-on-inmate victimization of older prisoners, service needs and service utilization patterns of older prisoners, gerontological criminology, rates of recidivism among older prisoners released into the community with and without supervision
Angela Lamson, PhD
Program Director/Associate Professor
Marriage and Family Therapy/Medical Family Therapy
Child Development and Family Relations
College of Human Ecology
332 Rivers West
252 7372042

Research interests: integrated care, health in couples/families (military and medical settings), compassion fatigue/burnout in medical and mental health providers


Kerry Littlewood, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
College of Human Ecology
217 Rivers
Executive Director, Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center
1100 Ward St. at IGCC
252 737-2117

Research interests: grandparents and other relatives raising children, caregiving, kinship care, intergenerational relationships, leadership, health


Hunt McKinnon
Assistant Professor
Interior Design
College of Human Ecology
Rivers 277
252 328-4237

Research interests: in-home care services as an extension to the care provided at assisted living facilities, menu of services needed to support the elder to live in their own home as long as possible


Jane Painter, EdD., OTR/L, FAOTA
Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Occupational Therapy Department
College of Allied Health Sciences
Mail Stop # 675G
3305F Health Sciences Building
Greenville, NC 27858
252 744-6194

Research interests: fall prevention, fear of falling, Alzheimer's disease related to functional performance and the environment





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