Christina Pierpaoli Parker,
Christina’s research and clinical interests explore the intersection of older adults’ physical and psychological health, focusing on the adjustment to and behavioral management of chronic health conditions including metabolic syndrome, pain, and HIV. Her current work, under the supervision of Drs. Martha Crowther and Forrest Scogin, involves developing and evaluating the Senior Sex Education Experience (SEXEE) study, a psychoeducational intervention for promoting and improving older adults’ sexual health. She translates her research for Eng(aging), her blog on Psychology Today. Starting August 2019, Christina will complete her clinical psychology residency at the University of Alabama/Birmingham VA Consortium, where she lives with her husband, Dr. Jack Parker.