Chanee Ford

Graduate Student, Human Development & Family Studies (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My research interest is in African-American elders and their families. This interest includes topics in: health disparities, intergenerational relationships, and cultural beliefs. I am currently working with Dr. Shevon Harvey (Department of Human Development and Family Studies) on her research on Caribbean women, diabetic self-management, and social support. We hope to continue the study in CT. I am also assisting her in a future project, measuring physical activity in the elderly using accelerometers.


University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Doctoral Student in Human Development and Family Studies, Present
University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT; M.A. in Human Development and Gerontology
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; B.S. Health and Wellness, African-American Studies Minor

Featured Publications

Revise and Resubmit status: Ford, C. “Storytelling in the African-American Community – Themes and Implications.” Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Contact Information
Mailing AddressDepartment of Human Development and Family Studies
348 Mansfield Road, Unit 1058
(Family Studies Building, FSB)
Storrs, CT 06269-1058