Jacqui Smith

Jacqui Smith, Photograph
Co-Investigator, Health and Retirement Study

Contact Information

3444 ISR
426 Thompson St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: 734.647.0591
Email: smitjacq@umich.edu

Education

Ph.D., Macquarie University, 1984
B.A. (with Honors), University of Sydney, 1974

Research and Projects

My research deals with the heterogeneity of psychological functioning, well-being, and health in midlife and old age. I use experimental and survey methodologies to investigate age-cohort differences and age-related change in cognitive functioning, self-regulation, and well-being. My current research focuses on time use and experienced wellbeing after age 50, psychological vitality in the oldest-old, life course predictors of subjective well-being and health, self-perceptions of aging, and cognitive aging.

Selected Recent Publications

Queen TL, Butner J, Berg CA, Smith J. Activity engagement among older adult spousal caregivers. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B. Forthcoming. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbx106.
Park S, Smith J, Dunkle RE, Ingersoll-Dayton B, Antonucci TC. Health and social-physical environment profiles among older adults living alone: Associations with depressive symptoms. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 2019;74(4):675-684. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbx003.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28637214?dopt=Abstract
Wan WH, Antonucci TC, Birditt KS, Smith J, Fisher GG. Work-Hour Trajectories and Depressive Symptoms Among Midlife and Older Married Couples. Work, Aging and Retirement. 2018;4(1):108-122. doi:10.1093/workar/wax028.
Drewelies J, Chopik WJ, Hoppmann CA, Smith J, Gerstorf D. Linked Lives: Dyadic Associations of Mastery Beliefs With Health (Behavior) and Health (Behavior) Change Among Older Partners. The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences. 2018;73(5):787-798. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbw058.
Newton NJ, Pladevall-Guyer J, Gonzalez R, Smith J. Activity engagement and activity-related experiences: The role of personality. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences. 2018;73(8):1480-1490. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbw098.