Karen Fingerman

Karen Fingerman

Ph.D., Psychology, University of Michigan

kfingerman@austin.utexas.edu

Dr. Fingerman studies how relationships with family members, friends, and acquaintances change from young adulthood to old age, with particular attention to emotional qualities of ties and support exchanges. She is currently overseeing the NIA-funded Daily Experiences and Well-being in Late Life Study, which focuses on older adults’ social relationships and physical and cognitive functioning in a daily context using a variety of sensory devices and ecologically valid assessments.