- aging, chronic disease, patient-provider communication, Alzheimer's, dementia, mental & behavioral health, disability, quality of life, social support & network
Dr. Carpenter is interested in public knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and has been involved in research to examine what people know about dementia and how best to educate them. He is interested in similar research questions regarding palliative care and end-of-life care, and also examines family relationships later in life. His teaching focuses on aging, mental health later in life and interdisciplinary teams in geriatrics.
In 2015, Dr. Carpenter joined the team of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging as the Faculty Lead for Educational Initiatives in Aging.