Associate Professor

Family & Consumer Studies


Dr. Salari is a sociologist interested primarily in the relationships middle aged and older persons have to informal family based networks as well as their use of formal community based organizations and services. Dr. Salari's research findings are used to advise victim's advocates, medical clinicians, policy makers, government agencies and aging service practitioners.
She is also affiliated with the Center on Aging and the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program at the U. She received a Ph.D. in sociology from State University of New York at Albany.


Family violence, elder abuse or mistreatment, Alzheimer's caregivers, coping strategies, adult day centers, senior centers, Aging Services, nursing homes, assisted living

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