Kaleigh Ligus

M.A., Gerontology

Human Development and Family Studies

Entered the Program: 2017

Hometown: Windham, Connecticut

Previous Education:

  • B.S., Public Health (Minor in Biology), University of Saint Joseph, 2015

Research Interests:

  • Social determinants of health and disease
  • Home and community based services for older adults
  • Quality of life of older adults
  • Systems of successful aging

Advising Committee:

  1. Major Advisor: Laura Donorfio

Assistantship Experience:

  • Teaching Assistant (1070 HDFS), Fall 2017


  • Clinical Research Assistant, UCONN Health, 2015 – Present
  • Managing Editor, Journal of Applied Gerontology, 2017-Present
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