Margaret Clark Award recipients (1993-2014)

2014  Graduate Student Winner: Ben Kasstan, Durham University, “Tokens of Trauma: The Experience of Ageing Shoah Survivors in a Jewish Support Centre”

2014 Undergraduate Student Winner: Lilly Lerer, University of Chicago, Slowing Down Medicine: The Plural Worlds of Hospice Care.

2014  Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Ender Ricart, University of Chicago, Care Prevention and Emergent Ontologies of Healthy Aging in Japan.

2014 Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Anna Corwin, UCLA, Emptying the Self: Kenotic Practice in a Catholic Convent Infirmary.

2014 Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Tony Pomales, University of Iowa,
Experiences of Aging, Marginality and Social Suffering Among Older Adult Women Sex Workers in Costa Rica

[the award was not administered between 2009-2013]

2008    Graduate Student Winner:  Cathy M. Wong, University of Massachusetts, Boston, The Effects of Educational Attainment and Gender on Depression in Later Life

2008    Graduate Student Honorable Mention:  Philip S. Brenner & Erica Siegl, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Assessing Longitudinal Relationships between Social Factors and Health

2008    Graduate Student Honorable Mention:  Deborah Gray, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Labor Supply Decisions of Older Men and Women: Who Works and Who Retires

2008    Undergraduate Student Winner:  Laura Marie Cancro, Assumption College, Worcester, More Than Transportation: Older Adults’ Driving Beliefs

2007    Graduate Student Winner:  Archana Prakash, University of Massachusetts, Boston, “Aging in Place” Among Senior Homeowners

2007    Graduate Student Honorable Mention:  Krupa Hegde, Notre Dame University,
Race and Neuropsychological Test Performance in African American and Non-Hispanic White Elders: Do Black-White Differences Really Exist?

2007    Undergraduate Student Winner:  Yongjie Yon, Kwantlen University College,
Study of Ageism and Elder Abuse by Young Adults: “Is Ageism Associated with Elder Abuse?”

2007    Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention:  Katherine Lovett, Assumption College, Worcester,
Family Relationships and Care

2006    Graduate Student Winner:  Kerstin Gerst, University of Massachusetts, Boston,
Talking About and Acting on End-of-Life Planning:  Factors Influencing Advance Directives Completion

2006    Graduate Student Honorable Mention:  Archana Prakash, University of Massachusetts, Boston,
Disparity in Health Insurance Between Natives and Immigrants of Pre-retirement Age Group

2005    Graduate Student Winner: Lindsey Baker, University of Massachusetts, Boston,
Change in Health & Health Behavior Among a Middle-Aged Sample of Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren

2005    Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Lisa Brando, University of Colorado, Denver,
No Closet in My House? The Context of Housing Decisions for Lesbians and Bisexual Women 55+

2005    Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Kelly Niles, University of Maryland, Baltimore County,
Long-Distance Caregiving: A Look at Gender and Utilization of Formal and Informal Support Mechanisms

2005    Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Bo Xie, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Can Internet Use Facilitate Older Chinese’s Organizational and Community Involvement?

2004    Graduate Student Co-Winner: Kate de Medeiros, University of Maryland, Baltimore County,
Expanding Narrative Approaches to Life Stories of the Elderly

2004    Graduate Student Co-Winner: Susan Magasi, University of Illinois, Chicago,
Social Support and Social Network Mobilization in Older African American Women Who Have Experienced Stroke

2004    Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Daphna Gans, University of Southern California, Longitudinal Age Changes in Filial Norms Over 15 Years: A Growth Curve Analysis

2004    Undergraduate Student Winner:  Robin Pleau, University of California, Davis,
Studying While “Old”: How Midlife Women Students Experience and Cope with Age-Based Stigma

2004    Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention:  Katherine Paulette, Bay Path College, Decreasing Agitation in Dementia Through Music

2003    Graduate Student Winner: Jessica Busch, University of Hawaii at Manoa,
Anything Traditional is Best:  Longevity, Identity, and Traditional Foods in Rural Japan

2003    Graduate Student Winner:  Jennifer Hagerty Lingler, University of Pittsburg School of Nursing,
A Relationship-Centered Approach to Dementia Ethics

2003    Graduate Student Honorable Mention: David Stevenson, Harvard University,
Home and Community Based Care – Conceptual Ideal versus Reality

2003    Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Rebecca Utz, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, To Fight, or To Accept?  Two Generations of Women Reflect on Menopause, Health, and Aging

2003    Undergraduate Winner:          None Awarded

2002    Graduate Student Winner: Kathryn Elaine Grant, University of Florida,
Age, Gender and Ethnicity in Physician-Patient Encounters:  Cultural Semantics and the Hierarchical Relations of Biomedicine”

2002    Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Cathrine Degnen, McGill University,
Minding the Gap:  The Intra- and Inter-generational Social Construction of ‘Real’ Old Age in England

2002    Undergraduate Student Winner: Jennifer Kaczynski, Bay Path College,
The Use of Music as a Therapeutic Modality as Evidenced by the Worry Scale Research Results

2002    Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention: Matthew Kaler,
Body Image and Old Age:  Exploring the Morality on Vitality

2002    Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention: Joy Demata, Wayne State University, Deinstitutionalization and the Mentally Ill Homeless Population:  Service Access, Quality Care, and Cost

2001    Graduate Student Winner: Helen Cho, University of Missouri-Columbia,
Is There Life After 40?  A Comparison of Osteoporosis in Three Populations of African Ancestry

2001    Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Winner:  Michelle Marie Washko, University of Massachusetts-Boston,
A Theoretical Examination of Generativity:  Past, Present and Future Research Directions

2001    Graduate Student Honorable Mention:  Courtney Everts Mykytyn, University of Southern California,
Executing Aging Online

2001    Undergraduate Winner:          No Candidates

2000    Graduate Student Winner: Leslie Vaughan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Developing an Ethogram to Record Environmental Influences on the Occupation of Time and Quality of Life Persons with Dementia Living in Institutions

2000    Undergraduate Student Winner: Ian C. Kerrigan, Northern University,
A Place to Meet “Old People Like Me”: Community Identity Construction Among Southeast Asian Senior Refugees in Chicago

2000    Honorable Mention: Lona H. Choi, University of Massachusetts,
Grandparent and Grandchild Relationships: Perception of Roles and Obligation

1999    Graduate Winner:                    None Awarded

1999    Undergraduate Winner:          None Awarded

1999    Honorable Mention:                None Awarded

1998    Winner: Helene H. Fung, Stanford University,
The Influence of Time on Social Preferences: Implications for Life-Span Development.

1998    Honorable Mention: Tony Hebert, University of Florida, Gainesville,
Capturing the Uncaptured: An Anthropological Approach to Quality of Life Perceptions Among Elderly African Americans with Glaucoma.

1998    Honorable Mention: Dena Schulman,  Ed. M., M.A., Gerontology Center, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Sexual Expression in Nursing Homes: A Review of the Literature

1997    Graduate Winner:                    None Awarded

1997    Undergraduate Winner:          None Awarded

1997    Honorable Mention:                None Awarded

1996    Co-Winner: Susan C. Eaton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Beyond ‘Unloving Care’: Linking Work Organization and Patient Care Quality in Nursing Homes

1996    Co-Winner: Julie Haun, Portland State University,
Functional Uses of Language in the Conversational Discourse of a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease

1996    Honorable Mention: Hisashi Yamagata, Carnegie Mellon University,
Encounters Across Boundaries: The Ethnographer and the Elderly in an Urban Community Center

1995    Winner: Lene Levy-Storms, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, The Predictors of Institutionalization in Context: A Crises Perspective

1995    Honorable Mention: Sylvia J. Ansay, Department of Sociology, University of Florida,
An Older Family Deals With Nursing Home Placement: A Narrative Case Study

1995    Honorable Mention: Tovah Bates, Department of  Social and Behavioral Sciences School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco,
Loss of Self in Alzheimer’s Disease: Perspectives of the Afflicted

1995    Honorable Mention: Linda Verrill, Sociology Department, Georgia State University, Physical Activity and the Self-Concept of Older People: Creating and Maintaining A “Physically Fit” Identity

1994    Winner: Elizabeth J. Herskovits, University of California, San Francisco,
Struggling Over Subjectivity: Representations of Debates About the “Self” and Alzheimer’s Disease

1994    Honorable Mention: Alex Hinton, Emory University,
Agents of Death: Explaining the (Cambodian) Genocide in Terms of Psychosocial Dissonance

1994    Honorable Mention: Lynell Lacey, Northwestern University,
Illness Observed: A Review of the Current Models for Examining Health, Illness, and Healing

1994    Honorable Mention: Donna M. Meisel, University of Maryland at Baltimore,
The Lay Evolution of Suicide

1993   Winner: Winner: Judith Libhaber, M.A., Dept. of Clinical Psychology, New York University, Gender Roles: Is There a Cross-Over in Later Life?

1993    Honorable Mention: Russel P. Shuttleworth, M.A., University of California at San Francisco,
The Rehabilitative Social Imaginary and the Dementia Patient

1993    Honorable Mention: Eric Westfried, Ph.D., University of Colorado Health Sciences Center,
Parental Status as a Variable in the Diagnosis of Psychotic Disorders