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Carey Sherman

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

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Biography

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.

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