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Assoc Dean & Professor - R.I.S.E.
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3250
Assoc Dean & Professor - R.I.S.E.
Administrative, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3250
Assoc Dean & Professor - R.I.S.E.
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3020
Biography

David W. Coon, PhD
Associate Dean - R.I.S.E. and Professor

Education

  • PhD - Counseling Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1996
  • MEd - University of Oklahoma, 1983
  • BA - Foreign Service/Public Affairs, University of Oklahoma, Distinction, 1980
  • BA - Linguistics/Cross-cultural Communication, Highest Honors, 1980

Grants and Projects

  • CarePRO (Care Partners Reaching Out) (ASU's Principal Investigator). Funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging. Partners include DES, Desert Southwest Alzheimer's Association, and the local area agencies on aging.
  • EPIC (Early stage Partners in Care) (ASU's Principal Investigator). Funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging. Partners include DES, Desert Southwest Alzheimer's Association, and the Benjamin Rose Institute.
  • NevadaCARE (Care Partners Reaching Out) (ASU's Principal Investigator). Funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging. Partners include Nevada Aging & Disability Services Division, the local Alzheimer's Association chapters, and the Cleveland Clinic's Ruvo Institute for Brain Health.
  • Lifespan Respite Care (ASU's Principal Investigator). Funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging. Partners include DES, Foundation for Senior Living, the Arizona Caregiver Coalition, and local area agencies on aging.
  • Investigating Intervention Opportunities for Prostate Cancer Patients & Partners (Principal Investigator). Funded by the National Cancer Institute.

Honors/Awards

  • Fellow, Gerontological Society of America (2007)
  • Gwen Yeo Award for Excellence in Research, Education and Community Service in Ethnogeriatrics (Presented by Stanford Geriatric Education Center) (2004)
Research Interests

Design, evaluation, and translation of effective psychosocial interventions for midlife and older adults facing chronic illness (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS) and their family caregivers.

Publications

For a current list of publications and research activity visit Experts.asu.edu.

Research Activity
Spring 2014
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NUR 692Research
NUR 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
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NUR 692Research
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 692Research
NUR 799Dissertation
Summer 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Coon, D.W., O’Connor, K., Evans, L., Ohta, B., & Nieri, W. Exploring components of resilience among the oldest old. 2008 Annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, National Harbor, MD (Nov 2008).
  • Coon, D.W., Grove, A., Keaveny, M., Mills, W., O’Connor, M., Smith, C., White, S., Latini, D. Older MSM and Viagra Use: Risk or opportunity. 2008 Annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, National Harbor, MD (Nov 2008).
  • Kittle, G., Coon, D.W., & Perez, D. Listening to Latino families dealing with memory loss. 2008 annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA (Oct 2008).
  • Coon, D.W. Caregiving considerations for special populations. 6th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatric Conference, Salt Lake City, UT (Sep 2008).
  • Coon, D. W. Evidence based treatments for late life depression and family caregivers of older adults. Presentation at the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy Summer Institute, Sedona, AZ (Jul 2008).
  • Coon, D., Hall, G. Kittle, G., Mullan, P., Schaus, D., Tariot, P. & Sabbagh, M. Community Awareness Forum. Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Consoritum Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ (May 2008).
  • Coon, D.W., O’Connor, K., Evans, L., & Nieri, W. Exploring components of cognition among the oldest old. 2008 Annual meeting of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium, Phoenix, AZ (May 2008).
  • Coon, D. W. Caregiving plenary: No two caregivers are quite the same!. Governor’s Conference on Aging. Hosted by the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging & DES, Divison o (May 2008).
  • Coon, David. Caregiving through the holidays: Top Ten ways to reduce stress. Rosalynn Carter Institute’s National Teleconference Series (Dec 2007).
  • Coon, David, Gallagher-Thompson, Dolores. Acculturation’s role as buffer or protective factor in Latino family caregivers’ mental and physical health outcomes. Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (Nov 2007).
  • Coon, David, Gray, H., Gallagher-Thompson, D. Exploring the role of psychosocial factors in caregiver service utilization. Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (Nov 2007).
  • Coon, David, Steffen, Ann. Interventions for culturally diverse older adults & family caregivers: Challenges and opportunities. Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (Nov 2007).
  • Coon, David. Adoption in the RE-AIM Model. Rosalynn Careter Institute’s First National Summit on Evidence-Based Caregiver Interventions (Oct 2007).
  • Gray, H., Coon, David, Mausbach, B., Stevens, A. Caregiver leisure satisfaction attenuates relationships between problem behaviors and depression. American Psychological Association Annual Meeting (Aug 2007).
  • Mausbach, B., Coon, David, Patterson, T. L., Cardenas, V., Grant, I. Examining the Temporal Relations Between Behavioral Activation and Positive and Negative Affect. American Psychological Association Annual Meeting (Aug 2007).
  • Gallagher-Thompson, D., Coon, David. Caring for the caregiver: What really works?. 9th Annual Updates on Dementia Conference (May 2007).
  • Coon, David. Self-Care…It Can Save My Life. Annual Caregiver Resource Institute’s Who Is in Your Circle of Care Workshop (May 2007).
  • Coon, David. Strategies for Successful Caregiving. Arizona Alzheimer's Disease Consortium Annual Meeting (May 2007).
  • Coon, David. Staying in the game of caregiving. Tucson Mayor's Caregiver Conference (Mar 2007).
  • Coon, David. Practical strategies to reduce caregiver stress. Southern Arizona Region Caregiver Mini-Conference (Mar 2007).
  • Coon, David. Psychosexual functioning in older adults: The age of Viagra. 12th Annual Advance Practice Symposium (Jan 2007).
  • Coon, David. Taking care of yourself: Tips for caregivers. Latino Family Caregiver Conference (Jan 2007).
  • Coon, David. Cultural issues in caregiving. 2nd Annual Barrow Neurological Insitute's Caregiver Conference (Dec 2006).
  • Coon, David, Mausbach, B, Gray, H, Zapata, A, Perez, P, Gallagher-Thompson, D. Self-efficacy attenuates relationships between caregiver stressors & distress. Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (Nov 2006).
  • Coon, David, Gray, H, Gallagher-Thompson, D. Predictors of ethnic differences in dementia caregiver service utilization. Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (Nov 2006).
  • Gray, H, Coon, David, Mausbach, B, Stevens, A. Moderating effect of leisure-time satisfaction on problem behaviors & depression among African-American caregivers. Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (Nov 2006).
  • Coon, David, Gray, H, Thompson, L, Gallagher-Thompson, D. Ethnicity and acculturation as predictors of positive aspects of caregiving. Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (Aug 2006).
  • Coon, David, Kauffman, K, Koegel, Cl, McOwen, M, Moraila, A, Warriner, K, Latini, D. HIV-risk behavior among older MSM Viagra users. Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (Aug 2006).
  • Cusing, M, Gray, H, Jimenez, D, Cucciare, M, Coon, David, Gallagher-Thompson, D. Workshop for men: Developing the tools needed for living with and caring for someone with dementia or memory loss. 8th Annual Updates on Dementia Conference (May 2006).
  • Gray, H, Coon, David, Jimenez, D, Gallagher-Thompson, D. Variations in the use of community resources amongst diverse dementia family caregivers. 8th Annual Updates on Dementia Conference (May 2006).
  • Coon, David, Gallagher-Thompson, D, Gray, H, Jimenez, D. Ethnic differences in service utilization between Latino and Caucasian dementia family caregivers. 6th Joint Conference of the National Council on Aging & American Society on Aging (Mar 2006).
  • Coon, David, Gray, H, Gallagher-Thompson, D. Positive aspects of dementia caregiving among Latinas & Anglo women. 6th Joint Conference of the National Council on Aging & American Society on Aging (Mar 2006).
  • Coon, David, Latini, D, Catania, J. Viagra & HIV risk: Implications for older gay/bi men and their providers. 6th Joint Conference of the National Council on Aging & American Society on Aging (Mar 2006).
Service
  • NCIAS Residential College Committee, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Alzheimer's Association (Arizona/Southern Nevada Chapter - Desert Southwest Chapter), Co-Chair of the Program Committee (2008 - Present)
  • NCIAS, College of Human Services, & Student Health Services, Panel Presenter: So You Think You Want to Help People (2008 - Present)
  • Alzheimer's Association (Arizona/Southern Nevada Chapter - Desert Southwest Chapter) Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Graduate College, Faculty (2007 - Present)
  • Govenor's (Arizona) Advisory Council on Aging, Social, Health & Alzheimer's Committee, Member and Member of Informal Caregiver Subcommittee (2007 - Present)
  • Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, Faculty (2007 - Present)
  • Arizona Alzheimer's Disease Consortium, Diversity Committee (2005 - Present)
  • Center for Healthy Outcomes in Aging, College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, Member/Aging expert (2005 - Present)
  • Home Health Care Services Quarterly, Editorial Review Board (2004 - Present)
  • American Psychological Association, Division 12/Section 2 (Clinical Geropsychology), Taskforce on Evidence-based Psychological Treatments for Older Adults (2003 - Present)
  • Search Committee for Director of the School of Aging & Lifespan Development, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Psychology & Aging, Editorial Board (2005 - 2007)
  • Clinical Gerontologist, Associate Editor (2003 - 2007)
  • Curriculum Committee, School of Aging & Lifespan Development, Member (2007 - 2007)