Credentials: Ph.D. University of Wisconsin–Madison
Position title: Associate Researcher
My research interests focus on the social and biological determinants of health outcomes (mental health, physical health, and cognition) of individuals, especially in midlife and old age, as well as the possible moderating factors—including psychosocial characteristics, genetic predisposition, and societal and historic events and backgrounds—that function as risk or protective factors for health outcomes among various sociodemographic subgroups. The goal of this research program is to provide knowledge that will improve both policy and interventions.
Specifically, my research focuses on three core issues: (1) the influence of bereavement on health and mortality over the life course; (2) the effects of parenting children with developmental disabilities or serious mental health problems on parents’ health; and (3) cognitive aging and the moderating influence of genetic and psychosocial characteristics.
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Song, J., Mailick, M. R., & Greenberg, J. S. (2020). Apolipoprotein e4 allele and subjective cognitive functioning in parents of adults with disabilities. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 75(8), e189-e197.
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.