Dr. McLaughlin's work focuses on health in later life. She is particularly interested in the psychosocial and behavioral determinants of healthy aging and late-life disability.
HBEHED530: Techniques of Survey Research
HBEHED600-881: Psychosocial Factors in Health-Related Behavior
HBEHED633: Social Networks and Social Support in Health Education
Ph.D., Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, 2008
M.P.H., Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 2001
B.S., Human Nutrition & Foods, University of Maine, 1993
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McLaughlin, S.J., Jette, A.M., Connell, C.M. (2012). An examination of healthy aging across a conceptual continuum: Prevalence estimates, demographic patterns, and validity. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, Feb 24 [Epub ahead of print].
Janevic, M.R., McLaughlin, S.J., Connell, C.M. (2012). Overestimation of physical activity among a nationally representative sample of underactive individuals with diabetes. Medical Care, 50(5), 441-445.
Li, L.W., & McLaughlin, S.J. (2012). Caregiver confidence: Does it predict changes in disability among elderly home care recipients? The Gerontologist, 52(1), 79-88.
McLaughlin, S.J., Connell, C.M, Heeringa, S.G., Li, L.W., & Roberts, J.S. (2010). Successful aging in the United States: Prevalence estimates from a national sample of older adults. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 65B(2), 216-226.
Connell, C.M, Roberts, J.S., McLaughlin, S. J., & Akinleye, D. (2009). Racial differences in knowledge and beliefs about Alzheimer disease. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders, 23(2), 110-116.
Connell, C.M, Roberts, J.S., McLaughlin, S. J., & Carpenter, B.D. (2009). Black and white adult family members' attitudes toward a dementia diagnosis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57(9), 1562-1568.
Connell, C.M, Roberts, J.S., & McLaughlin, S. J. (2007). Public opinion about Alzheimer disease among blacks, Hispanics, and whites: Results from a national survey. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders, 21(3), 232-240.
Gerontological Society of America