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I study the impact of social relationships on health and well-being in the general population and among two underrepresented groups – older adults and their family caregivers. I pay attention to various aspects of social relationships, including but not limited to social ties within and outside the household, formal and informal social engagement, and social capital and social support embedded in social networks. My research explores three main themes: (1) complexity and dynamics of social relationships and health, (2) stress, coping, and mental well-being among family caregivers, and (3) social capital in a comparative perspective.

Research Interests

Social Gerontology, Caregiving, Social Capital

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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