Christine A. Mair and Brandy Harris Wallace, both assistant professors in UMBC’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, appear in a new video highlighting the UMB-UMBC gerontology doctoral program—a unique, cross-campus collaboration.
As they describe, gerontology is a field that is interdisciplinary at its core, because aging is a lifelong process that impacts us all. Mair and Harris Wallace explain how interdisciplinarity functions in the field, which includes sociologists, public policy experts, epidemiologists and many others with both quantitative and qualitative approaches. They also describe their own research in how expectations of care can impact happiness in later life (Mair) and the assisted living workforce (Harris Wallace).
This post originally appeared UMBC Insights.