Identifying the Causes of Health Related Social Isolation among African American Seniors
My summer research will take place in Washington D.C. the hub of senior based organizations such as AARP and the Department of Health and Human Services. My research will consist of examining specific health disparities that exist among African American elders that can cause them to fall into social isolation. While in a socially isolated state, many of these seniors can succumb to depression and even suicide. As more research is conducted on ways to identify specific health conditions among African American elders that lead to isolation, preventive measures can be taken to stem the tide of those afflicted by the many ill affects isolation brings.
Message to Sponsor
- Major: American Studies
- Mentor: Christine Palmer, American Studies