Debra Tomasino

Year you entered the program:  2018

Hometown:  Meriden, CT

Current program (MA or PhD and area of specialization):

  • PhD, Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Gerontology

Previous Education:

  • BA, Psychological Sciences with a minor in Gerontology UConn 2018

Research Interests:

  • Older Adults, i.e., cognitive functioning, driving.

Advising Committee:

Major Advisor: Dr. Laura Donorfio

Associate Advisor:  Dr. Kevin Manning, UConn Health Center, Dept. of Psychiatry

Assistantship experience (year(s) title):  See CV

Awards/scholarships/fellowships (year(s) award):  See CV


In personal news, I am married to my high school sweetheart, Joe.  We have two children, Nicholas and Stephanie.  Nicholas and my daughter-in-law, Jeniece, have an adorable son, Frederic.  Stephanie and her significant other, Nicholas, have a rescue dog named Bug.  My Mom, Bea, and my brother and sister-in-law, John and Sherry, round out my immediate family.