Gary T. Deimling, PhD
Professor, Sociologygtd@case.edu 216.368.5173 (o) 216.368.2676 (f)
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.