Research area of Dr. Boaz Kahana
Dr. Kahana investigates issues in gerontology. These include posttraumatic stress among older people, stress and coping in the elderly, and mental and physical health in the elderly. He recently obtained data on older adults who self-identify as LGBT and who self-reported their on physical and mental health, on stigma experiences, and on their relationships with family members and friends. He has conducted qualitative interviews with elderly members of the LGBT community. Dr. Kahana is open to working with students on thesis projects that utilize data already collected by his collaborators and himself, or that requires new relevant data collection.