Dawn C. Carr

Social Science Research Associate

Dawn C. Carr is a Social Science Research Associate at the Stanford Center on Longevity. Her expertise lies in understanding the factors that bolster older adults’ ability to remain healthy and active as long as possible. Her recent work focuses on understanding the barriers and facilitators of active engagement during later life, including the impact of key transitions in health, productivity, and caregiving. Before joining the Stanford Center on Longevity in 2012, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Carolina Program for Health and Aging Research (CPHAR) at the Institute on Aging at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During and following completion of her PhD in Social Gerontology at Miami University in 2009, she spent seven years at Scripps Gerontology Center working on projects seeking to improve community-based long-term care programs and help older adults remain in their homes in the community as long as possible. She also received a Master’s in Gerontological Studies at Miami University, and Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance at Arizona State University.

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Fax: (650) 721-2445


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