Jacquelyn Benson

Jacquelyn Benson, PhD

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Professional Address

314 Gentry Hall
Columbia, Missouri 65211
United States


  • HDFS, University of Missouri, Doctor of Philosophy


No certification listed.

Organizational Affiliations

  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
  • International Association for Relationship Research (IARR)

Professional Interests, Experience, and Expertise

As a family gerontologist, Dr. Benson's program of research has a translation focus aimed at enhancing the lives of older adults and their families. Dr. Benson studies the reciprocal associations between older adults' close relationships and their well-being, and translates this research-based knowledge into interventions, programs, and other strategies for healthy aging. She is specifically interested in examining intimate relationships in later life and the family caregiving experience. Based on life course framework and family systems perspectives, she attributes healthy aging to interactions between individual development, social relationships, and environments.

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