I am a second year Ph.D. student in the School of Social Work with a passion for social work intervention research with older adults in healthcare settings. I am originally from the Chicago suburbs, but more recently from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I am a medical social worker, a mother to an energetic toddler, and a runner.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008 and my Master of Social Work from the University of Iowa in 2012.
Healthcare interventions, outcomes, and accessibility for older adults. Currently, I am particularly interested in how social networks affect anxiety in older adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Owens, J.M. & Garbe, R.A. (2015). Effect of enhanced psychosocial assessment on readmissions of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Social Work in Healthcare, 54(3).
Doctoral Enrichment Fellowship, Graduate Education Fellowship
Junior League of Phoenix - member