Research Projects in Women's Health

Rates of anxiety and depression are especially high in women with family healthcare stressors. Much of our lab's focus is on women who care for aging family members and friends, including those living with fatal neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease.

Our interventions for caregivers use cognitive behavioral strategies to promote well-being and functioning (Steffen, Gant & Gallagher-Thompson 2008.pdf). We are currently funded (2013-2015) by the UM-St. Louis Express Scripts Research Program to develop and test an online health education intervention for "sandwich generation" women, examining impacts on healthcare utilization, medication management, caregiving self-efficacy and psychosocial functioning.

See the Research Brochures:

General Audience
African American
SAGE Endorsed