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Dementia Palliative Care Clinical Trials Program
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Jane Lowers, PHD, MPA

Scholar, 2022

Jane Lowers, PhD, MPA, is an instructor in the Division of Palliative Medicine, Emory School of Medicine. Dr. Lowers’s research focuses on adults aging solo -- those without traditional close family caregivers such as spouses or nearby children – with a goal of testing interventions that facilitate their ability to live independently in community longer. Preliminary work includes an analysis of NHATS data to compare social and help-giving networks for adults aging solo vs peers with spouses or children. Dr. Lowers also is recruiting people aging solo with early dementia and informal caregivers for a qualitative study of barriers and facilitator to help-seeking. Dr. Lowers is a former medical journalist and earned a PhD in palliative care from Lancaster University in England. She is mentored by Dio Kavalieratos, PhD, and oversees operations for multiple palliative clinical trials at Emory.

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