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2017 PAA Annual Meeting, April 27-29, Chicago

NIH funding opportunity: Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages among Immigrant Populations (R01 and R21), open Jan 2017

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Jacqui Smith

Professor, Psychology.

Research Professor, Survey Research Center.

Research Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics.

Ph.D., Macquarie University, Australia

Dr. Smith's research deals with the potential and limits of development and change during adulthood and old age. She uses experimental and survey methodologies to investigate age-cohort differences and age-related change in cognitive functioning, self-regulation, and well-being.

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Kim, Eric S., William J. Chopik, and Jacqui Smith. 2014. "Are people healthier if their partners are more optimistic? The dyadic effect of optimism on health among older adults." Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 76(6): 447-453. DOI. Abstract.

Newton, N., L. Ryan, R. King, and Jacqui Smith. 2014. "Cohort differences in the marriage-health relationship for midlife women." Social Science and Medicine, 116: 64-72. DOI. Abstract.

Kim, E., N. Park, J. Sun, Jacqui Smith, and C. Peterson. 2014. "Life Satisfaction and Frequency of Doctor Visits." Psychosomatic Medicine, 76(1): 86-93. DOI. Abstract.

Queen, T., Robert Stawski, L. Ryan, and Jacqui Smith. 2014. "Loneliness in a Day: Activity Engagement, Time Alone, and Experienced Emotions." Psychology and Aging, 29(2): 297-305. PMCID: PMC4161136. DOI. Abstract.

Kim, E., A. Hawes, and Jacqui Smith. 2014. "Perceived neighbourhood social cohesion and myocardial infarction." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68(11): 1020-1026. DOI. Abstract.

Kim, E., Jacqui Smith, and L. Kubzansky. 2014. "Prospective Study of the Association Between Dispositional Optimism and Incident Heart Failure." Circulation: Heart Failure, 7(3): 394-U29. DOI. Abstract.

Ryan, L., W. Wan, and Jacqui Smith. 2014. "Spousal social support and strain: impacts on health in older couples." Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37(6): 1108-1117. PMCID: PMC4163126. DOI. Abstract.