Institute for Social Research
Department of Psychiatry
NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Applied Behavior Analysis, Youngstown State University
B.A., Music Performance; Minor: Painting, Magna Cum Laude, Youngstown State University
Courtney A. Polenick, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Faculty Associate in the Aging & Biopsychosocial Innovations Program of the Survey Research Center at the U-M Institute for Social Research. Dr. Polenick’s research focuses on later-life family relationships and caregiving in the context of complex care needs including dementia and multimorbidity. She is particularly interested in understanding mutual influences within older couples managing chronic conditions that inform targeted dyadic interventions to maintain the well-being of both partners.