Aging and Mental Health Lab
SUZANNE MEEKS, Ph.D.
Summary of Research Interests: Broadly my research has focused on mental health in late life. My primary research focus at present is developing and testing a behavioral intervention for depression in nursing homes. This work is embedded in a program of research that involves investigating the nature of depression and anxiety in later life. I am also interested in other facets of mental health in long-term care, and my students are involved in investigations of anxiety, sleep, and grief as they pertain to medically ill and cognitively impaired older adults. Recently I have begun to be interested in positive mental health constructs such as "flourishing," and "resilience."