Nicole DePasquale
Assistant Professor in Medicine

I am a social/health psychologist with training in psychology, sociology, and communication (BA, Rutgers University); public health (MSPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health); and human development and family studies (PhD, The Pennsylvania State University).  I have two lines of research that aim to improve the health, well-being, and family relationships of caregivers in the context of middle and late adulthood.  The first focuses on the work/nonwork interface of long-term care employees with family caregiving roles, or double-duty and triple-duty caregivers.  The second examines how family member support affects the psychosocial well-being and physical health of patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), and the family-level implications of patients’ treatment for ESKD.  Currently, I am conducting research that explores family members’ concerns about, perceptions of, and experiences with patients’ ESKD treatment; assesses relationships between family support and patients’ decisional conflict, hypertension self-care, depression, and anxiety; and describes patient-perceived barriers to discussing live-donor kidney transplantation with family members. 

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