Steven H. Zarit

Steven H. Zarit

Ph.D., Committee on Human Development, University of Chicago

SZarit@psu.edu

Steven H. Zarit has conducted pioneering research on caregiver burden and stress, including development of research measures and conducting studies that examined the effects of programs to lower stress among caregivers.  His most recent research used novel methods for measuring biological markers of stress to demonstrate the benefits of use of adult day care on the health and well-being of family caregivers of persons with dementia.