Serena Jing

Aging, Appearance, and Attitudes in Medical Care
Advisor: Deborah Kado

Serena Jing is pursuing an MD at Stanford School of Medicine. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Computation from Stanford University, during which she worked on projects involving chronic wound care. During her undergraduate, she also spent time serving as a hospice volunteer. The combination of these experiences compelled Serena to work toward issues concerning the care of elderly adults, particularly in the nursing facility setting. Serena is currently working in the Longaker laboratory at Stanford University to investigate wound healing. As a New Map of Life Fellow, Serena’s project will examine the influence of physical appearance on perceptions of aging and older patients among emerging physicians and ways in which promoting skin health might improve the health of older individuals and the care they receive.