Megan Gilligan’s research team awarded second installment in five-year award from NIA to focus on adult sibling relations and health impacts:

October 15, 2020

A research group led by Megan Gilligan, associate professor in human development and family studies, is in the second year of a 5-year research project totaling $620,005 from the National Institute on Aging. This proposed study will use a mixed-methods approach including survey, observational and biological data collection from siblings to examine cross-partner associations between adult sibling relations and health outcomes in caring for an older parent with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. 

Other members of Megan Gilligan’s mentoring team include Carloyn Cutrona, Elizabeth Shirtcliff, Dan Russell and Janet Melby of Iowa State, and Steven Zarit and Elaine Wethington from outside Iowa State. 

Contact Details:

Name: Megan Gilligan
Phone: 515-294-5074
Department: human development and family studies