Jacquelyn J.  Benson, PhD, MA

Jacquelyn J. Benson, PhD, MA

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Palliative Medicine, School of Medicine

Professor Benson is a family gerontologist whose program of research has a translation focus aimed at enhancing the psychological and social lives of older adults and their caregiving families. Much of her work focuses on testing and implementing psychosocial and behavioral interventions designed to promote healthy lifestyles, positive family connections, and better mental health outcomes for family caregivers of older adults living with cancer, dementia, or other serious illnesses.