Dr. Donorfio has over 18 years experience conducting qualitative research in the fields of intergenerational relationships and aging family dynamics. Presently she is an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut, Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Prior to this position, Dr. Donorfio was Director of Marketing Research for the Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., conducting primary qualitative and quantitative business related research among company management, AARP members, and older adults. Dr. Donorfio has held various positions in education and aging, including Program Manager of The Travelers Center on Aging, and visiting faculty appointments at The University of Connecticut Health Center, Central Connecticut State University, and The University of Hartford. She has published articles in the Journal of Adult Development, the Journal of Aging and Social Policy, and the Journal of Safety Research. She has worked on several national grants through the Administration on Aging, including the development of aging curricula for Connecticut secondary schools, early retirement among Connecticut AARP members, and the identification of supportive service needs for older adults living in federally assisted housing. In 2009, Dr. Donorfio was awarded the Distinguished Teacher Honor by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.
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