Carey Sherman

Assistant Research Scientist, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research

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Dr. Sherman is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Life Course Development Program. Trained in developmental psychology and family social science, Sherman’s research examines the role of social relations and health-related support on older adults’ health and well-being. Sherman’s specific studies focus on family caregiving, caregiver interventions, and later life remarriage and stepfamily dynamics.  Dr. Sherman serves as training and evaluation consultant for Michigan’s state-wide implementation of Savvy Caregiver Program (SCP), an evidence-based dementia family caregiver intervention.   She is currently collaborating with UM colleagues to adapt SCP-like interventions for caregivers of patients with liver disease and for persons with mild cognitive impairment.  In addition, Dr. Sherman is directing a new study, funded by the national Alzheimer’s Association, to develop an intervention specifically for remarried (“second marriage”) spouse caregivers.