Chantelle Sharpe holds degrees in anthropology and gerontology, and a doctorate in aging studies from the University of South Florida. Her dissertation examines the association of sexual activity or hugging on physical health outcomes among older adults.
Her research includes health disparities among older adults and barriers to care. Other work has focused on intergenerational relationships and health. New areas of research will focus on aspects of social networks and social support in relation to sexual health.
Sharpe previously taught Introduction to Gerontology, Elder Abuse & Neglect, and Aging in Modern Literature & Film. At Connecticut College, she will be teaching Introduction to Human Development and other courses focusing on issues spanning the life course, such as Aging and the Family: An Introductory Perspective.
She recently presented a paper, "Vertical mentoring for students in aging and gerontology," at the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Conference, March 2017.
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