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Expert in geriatric mental health, providing community-based care for chronically mentally ill older persons, and cognitively impaired older adults, and their caregivers in both institutional and community settings.
Pathological mechanisms of functional decline and the application of home-based smart technologies to minimize functional decline in older adults following therapy for life-threatening illness events; neurovascular coupling, cardiovascular disease, vascular aging, sleep, and cognitive decline in older adults.
Community-engaged research methods to address health disparities; community based health coaching in underserved communities; cancer survivorship; research partnerships with tribal nations to enhance care coordination activities to support tribal citizens living with cancer.
Symptom management in conditions that threaten thermal homeostasis; thermoregulatory responses of vulnerable patients (older adults, dementia, perioperative patients, chronic diseases) to actual or perceived temperature changes. Temperature-related sleep disturbances and thermal comfort; translational science applications to research: physiologically based interventions.
Women’s cardiometabolic health, particularly in the childbearing years; cardiometabolic risk reduction following gestational diabetes mellitus; maternal metabolic health and fetal origins of disease; American Indian health equity; community-based participatory research.