Dr. Sunshine Rote

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Sunshine Rote is an Assistant Professor in the Kent School of Social Work. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology in 2012 from Florida State University. After receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Rote completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in minority health and aging with a specific emphasis on the Mexican-origin population in the U.S. at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2014. During this time, she also served as the assistant editor for the Journal of Aging and Health.

Her research interests are in the social determinants of health, and enhancing the quality of life and psychological well-being of vulnerable populations. Dr. Rote’s current research focuses on sources of risk and resiliency among Latino family caregivers of persons with dementia. At the University of Louisville, Dr. Rote teaches courses in human behavior and the social environment and research methodology in the BSW program.