Jacquelyn Benson, PhD

Assistant Professor, State Specialist for HES Extension


403 Gentry Hall, Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-4399
bensonjj@missouri.edu
http://www.jacquelynjbenson.com
Curriculum Vitae


Education

PhD, University of Missouri, 2013; MA, University of Missouri, 2008; BS, University of Missouri, 2004; BES, University of Missouri, 2004.


Research Interests

  • Aging families
  • Intimate relationships in later life
  • Family caregiving at end-of-life
  • Solo-living in later life
  • Intervention research

Bio

As a family gerontologist, Dr. Benson's program of research has a translation focus aimed at enhancing the lives of older adults and their families. Dr. Benson studies the reciprocal associations between older adults' close relationships and their well-being, and translates this research-based knowledge into interventions, programs, and other strategies for healthy aging. She is specifically interested in examining intimate relationships in later life and the family caregiving experience. Based on life course framework and family systems perspectives, she attributes healthy aging to interactions between individual development, social relationships, and environments.