Kerstin Gerst Emerson, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
|Dr. Emerson has two main research areas, both centering on older adults and using large secondary datasets. She focuses on Hispanic aging, specifically the influence of individual and neighborhood characteristics on physical and mental health outcomes among older Mexican Americans. More recently, Dr. Emerson’s research investigates the impact of loneliness among older adults, including healthcare utilization.
Examining the individual and neighborhood-level influences on the health life expectancy of older Hispanics, NIH-funded grant
GRNT 6750/6750E, Mental Health and Aging