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About

Jarrott, Shannon, Ph.D.

Professor

614-247-1963
jarrott.1@osu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education
PhD - Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State Univ, 1999
MS - Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State Univ, 1995
BS - Human Development and Family Studies, The Univ of California, Davis, 1992

Areas of Expertise
Adult development and aging (gerontology), emphasizing caregiving
Intergenerational strategies for individual and community well-being
Attitudes towards older adults and aging
Community-based participatory action research
Observational data collection
Person-environment fit

Areas of Interest for Mentoring PhD Students
Adult development and aging (gerontology), emphasizing caregiving
Intergenerational strategies for individual and community well-being
Attitudes towards older adults and aging
Community-based participatory action research
Observational data collection
Theory-informed practice and research

Bio

Dr. Shannon Jarrott is a Professor of Social Work at The Ohio State University. Her research focuses on intergenerational community building strategies. She has studied programs involving a wide range of youth and elders for over 20 years (at Penn State and Virginia Tech). Trained as a gerontologist, Dr. Jarrott has specialized in community-based services, therapeutic programming, and research strategies involving frail older adults, such as those with Alzheimer’s disease. She enjoys research collaboration with students, practitioners, and researchers across diverse disciplines. Dr. Jarrott has contributed to United Nations, education abroad, and other international efforts to promote intergenerational theory, research, and practice.