Department: Health Behavior
Email Address: email@example.com
Phone: (859) 218-0196
Location: Bowman Hall 336
Pamela B. Teaster is a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior, Director of Doctoral Studies, and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky (KY). She directs the Kentucky Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults and is the president of the Kentucky Guardianship Association. She serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Applied Gerontology and the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Teaster is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, a recipient of the Rosalie Wolf Award for Research on Elder Abuse, the Outstanding Affiliate Member Award (Kentucky Guardianship Association), and the Distinguished Educator Award (Kentucky Association for Gerontology). Her areas of interests are elder and vulnerable adult mistreatment, public and private guardianship, end-of-life issues and decision making, ethical treatment of and human rights issues for vulnerable adults, policy and public affairs and, quality of life. She is the author of over 80 peer-reviewed articles, reports, books, and book chapters.