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Joyce Do

1st Place

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022

Seeing how the pandemic disproportionately affected an older adult’s ability to maintain social connections made me wonder what negative health consequences would arise from the lack of social ties.

Joyce Do

Does Social Integration Influence the Association Between Functional Limitations and Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults?

Honors thesis in Human Ecology

Read Joyce’s Paper (pdf)

Project Description

Do’s study examines whether social integration can help mitigate the negative consequences of physical declines in later life. Using nearly 50 sources and survey data from the Daily Experiences and Well-being Study (DEWS), Do provides new insight into the significance of peripheral social ties, such as neighbors or coworkers, in protecting older adults’ mental health.

In Their Own Words

Read Joyce’s reflective essay from their Lang Prize application.