University of Kentucky
661 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
Assistant Professor, College of Social Work and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
Dr. Choi’s research has focused on social determinants of life-space mobility and mental health among older adults. She has published in the areas of driving cessation, transportation support, mobility limitations, and health and mental health disparities in later life. Her current research projects aim to examine the interactions between built environment, life-space mobility (i.e., where and how much time individuals spend), and subsequent cognitive functioning among older adults. Dr. Choi’s long-term goal is to translate research findings into policy and practice to promote mobility and social integration among older adults. She was a Principal Investigator of Geriatric Training and Education Initiative aimed at building an Aging-Mobility Network of policy makers, researchers, non-profit organizations, and health care providers (project website: www.agingmobility.org). Also, she is increasingly interested in creative uses of digital media as a means to convey information to the general public.
Choi, M., Adams, K.B., & Kahana, E. (2012). The impact of transportation support on driving cessation among community-dwelling older adults. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 67, 392–400. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbs035
Choi, M., Adams, K. B., & Mezuk, B. (2012) Examining the aging process through the stress-coping framework: application to driving cessation in later life. Aging & Mental Health, 16, 75-83. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2011.583633
Choi, M. & Mezuk, B. (2012) Aging without driving: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study, 1993 to 2008. Journal of Applied Gerontology, in press. Epub ahead of print retrieved April 9, 2012. doi: 10.1177/0733464812441502
Choi, M., Mezuk, B., & Rebok, G.W. (2012) Voluntary and involuntary driving cessation in later life. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 55(4), 1-10. doi:10.1080/01634372.2011.642473
Mezuk, B., Edwards, L., Lohman, M., Choi, M., & Lapane, K. (in press) Frailty and depression in later life: A critical review. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. doi: 10.1002/gps.2807
Choi, M., Adams, K.B., & Kahana, E. (in press) Self-regulatory driving behaviors: Gender and transportation support effects. Journal of Women & Aging.