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Gary T. Deimling, PhD

Professor, Sociology 216.368.5173 (o) 216.368.2676 (f)

Member, Cancer Prevention, Control & Population Research Program


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Over the past 25 years, I have had the opportunity to develop two parallel and complimentary areas of research: the stress associated with caring for older adults with mental impairment and the long-term impact of surviving cancer. These two areas of research have in common the orientation that while illness can be a profound stressor, responding to illness can be an opportunity for intense personal growth. More specifically, my research concentrates on the psychosocial impact of illness on individuals and their family members.