I am very interested in all topics related to gerontology, including health changes, social interactions, learning abilities, emotional well-being, and life-course reviews. I specifically have studied older adults in the social role of caregiving (grandparents raising grandchildren and caring for other loved ones informally) to see how that has impacted their physical, mental, and emotional health. I also have experience with examining health disparities (physical and mental) in the African American population.
Lifespan Developmental Psychology, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Southeastern Louisiana University
Louisiana State University
Clay, O.J., Perkins, M., Wallace, G., Crowe, M., Sawyer, P., & Brown, C.J. (in press).
Associations of comorbid medical conditional and health-related quality of life among older African American men.
Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.
Roth, D.L., Haley, W.E., Hovater, M., Perkins, M., Wadley, V., & Judd, S. (2013).
Family caregiving and all-cause mortality: Findings from a population-based propensity-matched analysis.
American Journal of Epidemiology, 178(10), 1571-78.
Perkins, M., Howard, V.J., Wadley, V.G., Crowe, M., Safford, M.M., Haley, W.E., Howard, G., & Roth, D.L. (2013).
Caregiving strain and all-cause mortality: Evidence from the REGARDS study.
Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 68(4), 504–512