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 Studies (Specialization in Gerontology), University of Connecticut, 2019

Research Interests:

  • Protective factors and lifestyle risk behaviors
  • Social determinants of health and disease
  • Health disparities
  • Access to quality health care

Advising Committee:

  1. Major Advisor: Dr. Keith Bellizzi

Assistantship Experience:

  • 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


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