My research focuses on family and health, particularly in midlife and old age with moderating effects of psychosocial and biological/genetic characteristics as well as societal/historic circumstances that function as protective or risk factors over the life course.
Recently, my research projects have focused on the long-term consequences of nonnormative or stressful parenting, caregiving, and bereavement on health and cognitive functioning, with analytic consideration of biomarkers (e.g., allostatic load) and genetic characteristics (e.g., specific SNPs such as APOE, polygenic risk scores).
Song, J., Mailick, M. R., & Greenberg, J. S. (2020). Apolipoprotein ɛ4 allele and subjective cognitive functioning in parents of adults with disabilities. The Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. Advance Online Publication. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbaa061.
Song, J., Mailick, M. R., Greenberg, J. S., & Floyd, F. J. (2019). Mortality in parents after the death of a child. Social Science & Medicine, 239: 112522. doi: 10.1016/ j.socscimed.2019.112522.
Song, J., Mailick, M. R., & Greenberg, J. S. (2018). Health of parents of individuals with developmental disorders or mental health problems: Impacts of stigma. Social Science & Medicine, 217, 152-158.
Song, J., Mailick, M. R., & Greenberg, J. S. (2018). The impact of the Great Recession on midlife and older parents of individuals with a mental health problem or a developmental disability. The Gerontologist, 58(3), 448-455.
Song, J., Mailick, M. R., Greenberg, J. S., & Hong, J. (2018). The lifelong health effects of parenting a child with a developmental disability or a mental health problem. (pp.143-154). In C. D. Ryff, & R. Krueger (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Integrative Health Science. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190676384.013.9.
Floyd, F. J., Mailick, M. M., Greenberg, J. S., Namkung, E., & Song, J. (2018). Families at midlife. In B. H. Fiece (Ed.), APA Handbook of Contemporary Family Psychology. American Psychological Association.
Song, J., Mailick, M. R., Greenberg, J. S., Ryff, C. D., & Lachman, M. E. (2016). Cognitive aging in parents of children with disabilities. The Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 71(5), 821-830.
Namkung, E. H., Song, J., Greenberg, J. S., Mailick, M. R., & Floyd, F. J. (2015). The relative risk of divorce in parents of children with developmental disabilities: Impacts of lifelong parenting. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 120(6), 514-526.
Song, J., Mailick, M. R., & Greenberg, J. S. (2014). Work and health of parents of adult children with serious mental illness. Family Relations, (63), 122-134.
Song, J., Mailick, M. R., Ryff, C. D., Coe, C. L., Greenberg, J. S., & Hong, J. (2014). Allostatic load in parents of children with developmental disorders: Moderating influence of positive affect. Journal of Health Psychology, 19(2), 262-272.