Sara H. Qualls, Ph.D., ABPP


Sara H. Qualls, Ph.D., ABPP

Kraemer Family Professor of Aging Studies & Associate Director of Clinical Training
Lane Center 357

Diversity Initiatives

All of Dr. Sara Qualls’ work involves older adult populations, and addresses age-related bases of EDI. In particular, Dr. Qualls contributed to development of models for family development and intervention that are focused on later life (versus the more typical child-rearing phase). She also recently completed a review chapter on the ways in which social structures such as gender and ethnicity/race influence caregiving for older adults within families. Dr. Qualls is deliberate in clinical supervision of students to ensure that cultural factors are considered carefully.


Qualls, S.H. (2021). Family caregiving. In K. Ferraro & D. Carr (Eds.), Handbook of Aging and Social Sciences (9th ed.) (pp. 221-238). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.