CAPS Workshop: Methods of Ambulatory Assessment

Tuesday May 11th, 2021.

Advances in Big Data and New Data for Aging, NIA Aging Centers’ Collaborative Virtual Methods Workshop Series. A recording of this is event is available by clicking here

Stress & Health in Context: The Role of Negative Relationships

Wednesday April 28th, 2021.

As burgeoning literature shows, social ties are integral for health and survival. As Director of the Aging & Biospsychosocial Innovations Program at ISR, Kira Birditt‘s research focuses on the negative aspects of relationships including the extent to which they are irritating, critical, or demanding. In this talk she will discuss the findings from her program of research showing that: 1) There is a great deal of variability in negative aspects of relationships within and between individuals, 2) Negative aspects of relationships have important implications for health that often vary by the context of stress, and 3) The implications of relationships and stress vary race/ethnicity. She will also discuss the Aging and Biopsychosocial Innovations program that she leads and directions for future research.