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Aging Californians in Rural and Urban Settings

Summary Health(physical & mental) and aging; nutrition and food safety; intergenerational training/instruction, caregiving and social support.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Mary Blackburn (Chair)
Phone (510) 670-5623
Unit: Alameda County
Location: University of California Cooperative Extension – Alameda County
224 W. Winton Avenue
Rm 134
Hayward, 94544
Membership List
AES Scientist
Blackburn, Mary Alameda County
  Family   Consumer Sciences   Health & Nutrition Advisor Family and consumer sciences, EFNEP and FSNEP
Miller, Lisa Human & Community Development
  Professor   AES   Developmental Psychologist Adult Development and Aging; Health Literacy; Nutrition and Food labels
Ober, Beth Human & Community Development
  AES Professor , HCD Department Chair , Psychologist Memory processes in normal adults; memory, language, and attentional processes in normal vs. abnormal aging; brain-cognition relationships in normal vs. abnormal aging; Alzheimer's disease; sematic memory in schizophrenia.\
CE Advisor
Barrett, Gloria Sacramento County
  County Director   Community Development   Public Policy Advisor Community, Economic, and Workforce Development, Health Promotion, Aging Issues
(info only) Hayden-Smith, Rose
  UCCE Advisory in Digital Communications in Food Systems & Extension Education; Editor, UC Food Observer; Food and Society Policy Fellow Digital and strategic communications; social media; advocacy; food systems; gardening; youth development; public policy; volunteer management; U.S. history (food and agricultural policy).
Johnson, Katie (Cathryn) Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor Policy, Systems & Environmental Change Strategies; Breastfeeding Support; Strategic Communication; Program Planning & Evaluation
Martin, Anna San Joaquin County
  Nutrition   Family   Consumer Sciences Advisor Community Nutrition Education
Srivastava, Deepa Tulare County
  Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences Advisor Extension focus: UC CalFresh & EFNEP; Nutrition education program planning, implementation, and evaluation; Parent & community engagement, partnerships, and program sustainability across settings. Research focus: Nutrition education approaches and practices that support healthy eating, food security, and active living among limited resources families; Integration of social-ecological model,cultural anthropology frameworks, qualitative & mixed methods in childhood obesity prevention.
Wooten Swanson, Patti San Diego County
  Nutrition,  Family, and  Consumer Science Advisor Family Resource Management, Nutrition and Health, Food Safety, Adult Education
CE Specialist
Joy, Amy Dean's Office CA&ES (UCD)
  Cooperative Extension Specialist, Emeritus Nutrition, health disparities of diverse populations, nutritional ecology, and ethics
Gillogly, Barbara
  Chair, Gerontology Dept Gerontology/Psychology
Segal-Gidan, PA, PhD, Freddi USC Keck School of Medicine
  Associate Professor Dementia Prevention and Treatment
Membership Totals
Number of Members12
ANR Members10
Info Only1
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