Join the Alzheimer's Buddies Program!
Dr. Sneed is pleased to be the faculty advisor for the Wayne State Alzheimers' Buddy Program! This student-led organization pairs Wayne State students with individuals with dementia for weekly social activities. The program is open both undergraduate and graduate students.
For more information, go to https://getinvolved.wayne.edu/organization/alzbuddies
We are pleased to welcome Jackie Duckett to our research team! Jackie is a PhD student in Developmental Science. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2022 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. As a researcher, she is interested in the well-being of Black families.
We're going to GSA 2023!
Our team has 4 abstracts that were accepted for oral presentation at this year's Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference. They are:
Sneed RS. (2023). Challenges of Conducting Community-Engaged Research Among Justice-Involved Mid- and Late-Life Adults.
Chan ACY**, Sneed RS. (2023). Early Pandemic Intergenerational Relationship Typologies and Well-Being Among Older Adults.
Sneed RS. (2023). Lowering the Age for Medicare Eligibility: Who Benefits?
Kahsay, E, Sneed RS, Zong C, Mezuk B. (2023). Incarceration History and its Association With Cognition and Isolation Among Older Black Americans.
Dr. Sneed featured on NPR News!
Dr. Sneed spoke with NPR journalist Kristin Wright about her research focused on chronic disease self-management among older adults in prison.
Welcome to Sabrina Blank!
We are thrilled to welcome Sabrina Blank to our research team this fall! Sabrina is a doctoral student in clinical psychology, with a minor in health psychology. Sabrina graduated from Hope College in 2022 with a bachelor's in psychology and a minor in neuroscience. Her research interests include clinical health psychology and the relationship between stress and physical health/physiology.
Dr. Sneed visits WWJ Radio Station to discuss research on older adults in prison!
Dr. Sneed recently visited the WWJ Newsradio station to discuss her new grant focused on justice system involvement among older adults. She was interiviewed for a new weekly segment, “Warriors in the Community,” sponsored by Wayne State University. The segment airs on Mondays during prime drive time at 5:12 p.m. on WWJ Newsradio 950 AM
Dr. Sneed to be featured on Gracefully Greying Podcast!
Check out the June 13th episode of the Gracefully Greying podcast, where Dr. Sneed will discuss "Health Issues in Our Aging Prison Population." The livestream starts at 9:15 a.m. on LinkedIn.
Congratulations to team member Athena Chan, who recently completed her PhD in Family Social Sciences at the University of Minnesota. Athena will head to Texas Tech University to start a tenure-track position in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.
Welcome to Our Newest Team Member, Elaina Reese!
We are thrilled to welcome Elaina Reese to our team as our new project coordinator! Elaina is originally from Buffalo, New York and has a Master's Degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan. She has a background in clinical trial coordination and policy, and volunteers in her spare time at a local hospice. We are so excited to have her onboard!
Dr. Sneed to present to national network on Aging Research in Criminal Justice & Health (ARCH Network)
Dr. Sneed Receives NIH Career Development Award!
Congratulations to Dr. Sneed, who was recently award a 5-year grant, $579,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health. Through this grant, Dr. Sneed will engage in implementation science research focused on utilization of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program among older adults in state prisons around the country.
Dr. Rodlescia Sneed gives talk on Implicit Bias for Wayne State School of Pharmacy Students
Congratulations to Dr. Sneed for award on Flint-based Work!
Congratulations to Dr. Sneed for winning a 2022 Faculty Service Award for her work to promote Public Health Workforce Development in Flint!
Congratulations to team member Brittney Williams on her acceptance to the PhD program in Social Work at Wayne State!
Dr. Sneed joins new Center for Health Equity
Dr. Sneed is thrilled to join the new Center for Health Equity and Community Knowledge in Urban Populations (CHECK-UP) as Co-Director of the Capacity Building and Communication Core. The center is one of three initiatives funded by the CVS Health Foundation to create a multi-sector community coalition to assure integration of community voice and alignment of community assets and resources to decrease heart health and mental health disparities in Detroit. The collaboration will also train faculty, staff and community members on best practices in community-engaged research and expand opportunities for skill-building for the community health workforce.
More information on CHECK-UP
Dr. Sneed receives perfect score on federal grant application!
Congratulations to Dr. Sneed for receiving a perfect score of 10 on her most recent NIH grant application. More info coming soon!
New Paper Alert!
Check out our new paper recently accepted to the Journal of Aging & Social Policy entitled "Chronic Disease & Workforce Participation Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries: The Potential Impact of Medicaid Work Requirements".
Dr. Sneed featured as Wayne Woman In STEM!
Check out Dr. Sneed's profile with the Wayne State University Gender Equity Advances Retention in STEM (WSU GEARS) Initiative!
The SHARE group seeks to identify and improve upon the social and psychological factors that contribute to disparities in health in diverse populations of older adults.