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
  • M.A., Human Development and Family Sciences (Specialization in Gerontology)
    • University of Connecticut, 2019

Research Interests:

  • Aging in Place
  • Social Determinants of Health and Disease
  • Spatial Disparities
  • Living with Chronic Conditions


Major Advisor: Dr. Keith Bellizzi

Associate Advisor: Dr. Edna Brown, UCONN HDFS

Associate Advisor: Dr. Julie Robison, UCONN Health

Assistantship Experience:

  • Research Assistant, YUCAN Study, 2019-Present
  • Instructor of Record (2200 HDFS), Fall 2021
  • Instructor of Record (2200 HDFS), Fall 2020/Spring 2021
  • Teaching Assistant (2004W HDFS), Fall 2019/Spring 2020
  • Instructor of Record (2004W HDFS), Spring 2019
  • Teaching Assistant (2004W HDFS), Fall 2018
  • Teaching Assistant (2200 HDFS), Spring 2018
  • Teaching Assistant (1070 HDFS), Fall 2017

Past Experience:

  • Clinical Research Assistant, UCONN Health
  • Managing Editor, Journal of Applied Gerontology
  • Greg O’Neill Summer Policy Intern, Gerontological Society of America
  • Health Policy Fellow, AcademyHealth
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