Not many interns get to literally sit across the desk from an internationally known expert and local health care legend, but not every intern is Katie Anthony. Not only did the doctoral student learn from former Intel executive Eric Dishman, she also landed her dream job as a result.
Aging may be a universal experience, but culture and ethnicity affect how aging relatives fit into the family picture. Latino families, says CPHHS Assistant Professor Carolyn Mendez-Luck, tend to care for their elderly family members at home and delay institutionalization, relative to other racial and cultural groups.
One long-term goal of my research program is to lessen the caregiving burden in Latino families by designing culturally-relevant programs aimed at improving diabetic elders’ health through good diabetes management in the home.