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Christina M. Pierpaoli is a Graduate Council Research Fellow and second year student in the Clinical Geropsychology doctoral program at the University of Alabama under the mentorship of Dr. Patricia A. Parmelee. Broadly, her research explores associations of chronic illness (e.g. osteoarthritis, HIV/AIDS, obesity) with psychological health in older adults. Current areas of inquiry include how feelings of usefulness to others in later life predict active (vs. passive) coping strategies with chronic pain; daily variability in subjective age and corresponding health appraisals; as well as obesity and its linkages with pain, depression, and activity patterns among adults with osteoarthritis. Her original and co-authored work has been published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, featured in Evidence Based Treatments for Eating Disorders: Children, Adolescents and Adults, and presented at the American Psychological Association and Gerontological Society of America’s national conferences. Christina was a Killam Fellow at the University of Toronto, and graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, with a BA in psychology from American University in Washington, DC. She currently serves as President of the Association for Women in Science at the University of Alabama.

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  1. Loa-Aog Knightwriter
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    lemme say with great pride I still put young bloods to shame on the floor

  2. rosemary weston
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    baby boomers only go back to 1944, so all of us older people don’t fit that definition, but i do think we have more important priorities than worrying about what others think…so we can relax and enjoy our lives

  3. Mindy Mitchell
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    I took up the Carolina Shag two years ago and ended up dancing with the love of my life…at 60:

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