HDFS doctoral alum's research featured by Weill Cornell Medicine

Portrait of Shelbie Turner

HDFS doctoral alum's research featured by Weill Cornell Medicine

Shelbie Turner, an HDFS PhD graduate and postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, was recently featured on the organization's website for her research.

According to the article, Shelbie was lead author on a study that provides "the first national estimate of caregivers’ pain and arthritis experiences that can limit their ability to perform necessary tasks while caring for older family members.

"The study suggests screening caregivers for pain issues and offering interventions, particularly to populations that are traditionally underserved. This may help avoid higher health costs and improve the quality of life for both caregivers and their care recipients."

Learn more about this important work.