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Dabelko-Schoeny, Holly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Pronouns: She/Her


Curriculum Vitae

PhD - The Ohio State University, 2002 - Social Work
MSW - University of Maryland, 1996 - Social Work
BA - Wittenberg University, 1993 - Sociology

Areas of Expertise
Age-friendly communities
Home and community-based services
Adult day services
Community-based participatory research
Intervention research

Areas of Interest for Mentoring PhD Students
Family care giving
Service delivery
Enhanced quality of life for elders and family caregivers
Elders as resources


Dr. Dabelko-Schoeny is an applied community-based scholar seeking to improve the delivery of home and community-based services for older adults and their caregivers through collaboration with community agencies, older adults, and interdisciplinary faculty. She leads the research and evaluation efforts for Age-Friendly Columbus and Franklin County. Utilizing mixed methodological approaches, Dr. Dabelko-Schoeny conducts research with faculty in the Colleges of Nursing, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Arts and Sciences to test innovative interventions to support the well-being of older adults and family caregivers.