Zoë Theobald is a senior studying psychology and applied behavioral sciences at KU. She is interested in collaboratively researching gerontology because she believes that older populations are often neglected in psychological research. Theobald is a research assistant at the KU health outcomes laboratory where she has conducted numerous interviews with elder participants. This research examines the health disparities and inequities that patients experience, which informs intervention programs that can better address barriers to optimal symptom management among diverse and marginalized populations.
Theobald will work alongside ARI Faculty Research Fellow Tamara Baker to investigate young people’s perceptions of aging and how their choices can impact their aging process.