M. Aaron Guest, PhD, MPH, MSW
Assistant Professor of Aging
Arizona State University
Aaron Guest, PhD, MPH, MSW, socio-environmental gerontologist, Assistant Professor of Aging - Center for Innovation in Healthy and Resilient Aging at Arizona State University. Guest's research focuses on understanding the influence of aging in individuals' social networks on health, identity, social isolation, development, implementation, and evaluation of tailored, scalable interventions. His research aims to develop tailored community-based approaches that can be utilized to increase the use of health innovations and increase access, utilization of critical health programs and services for older adults. He actively works to engage the next generation of public health professionals through mentorship, teaching and research opportunities.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
An Interprofessional Approach to Finding Ease in Caregiving: Team Collaboration Using Improv to Reduce Stress Among Caregivers
The Finding Ease in Caregiving Project lays the foundation for a unique interprofessional collaboration delivered by multiple professions including a musician, case manager, two nurses and a socio-environmental gerontologist. This novel intervention highlights the critical role of interprofessional teams working together to develop multifaceted patient-centered strategies to improve health outcomes. One in ten Americans over age sixty-five has Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia (ADRD)- over five million individuals. While many caregiver’s express satisfaction in their role, they also…