Cara Kiernan Fallon, PhD, MPH is a Penn Memory Center Scholar. Dr. Fallon completed a PhD in the History of Science at Harvard University and an MPH at the Yale School of Public Health. Her doctoral dissertation, “Forever Young: The Social Transformation of Aging in America Since 1900,” examined the rise of the healthy aging practices in the twentieth century alongside evolving relationships between medicine, public health, the commercial marketplace, and aging Americans. Prior to her doctoral work, she earned a master’s degree in public health at the Yale School of Public Health and completed her undergraduate degree in the History of Science/History of Medicine at Yale University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Her postdoctoral research analyzes ethical and policy issues surrounding caregiving, quality of life, and concepts of health in old age.
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