We research the life course, intergenerational interactions, family networks, and human engagement among underserved and underrepresented populations.

Current Research Projects

Cambodian Laotian Community Strenghths and Resilience Project

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Lewis, D. C. & Spivey Young, S., (In press 2017). Parallel Pasts, Presents, and Futures: Narratives of Cambodian and Karen Refugees in the United States. In A. Garnier, L. Jubilut, and B. Sandvik (Eds.), Refugee Resettlement: Power, Politics and Humanitarian Governance
  • Morrissey Stahl, K., Bower, K. L., Seponski, D. M., Lewis, D. C., Farnham, A. & Cava, Y., (2017). A practitioner’s guide to end-of-life intimacy for older adults: Suggestions for conceptualization and intervention in palliative care. OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying
  • Augustine, D. A. & Lewis, D.C. (July, 2017). Aging Filipino Immigrants' Generativity: Collectivistic Ideology and Socioemotional Development. Poster presentation at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, CA.
  • Muruthi, J.R. & Lewis, D.C. (July, 2017). Mental health service utilization among aging Latino and Asian Americans: The role of social capital. Poster presentation at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, CA. 

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Cambodian Laotian Strengths and Resilience team meeting with the Laotian community.
Taken by Savannah Spivey during research with Karen refugees in Georgia. Leafy Greens and Karen Skirt in the Neighbors' Field.
Taken during research project by Denise Lewis in Cambodia.
Taken by Savannah Spivey during research with Karen refugees in Georgia. Karen refugee woman with dinner she prepared for her large family.
Taken during research project by Denise Lewis in Cambodia.