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Renu Varughese, PhD

Dr. Varughese is a clinical gerontologist and has been a faculty member at Mercy College since 2006, where she has taught graduate courses on health policy, health care systems, and policy issues around the world. She earned the PhD in Gerontology at Mother Teresa Women’s University (Kodaikanal, India) in 2007 and was awarded a Fulbright for research in India and Sri Lanka for 2015-2016. Dr. Varughese’s research interests include cross-cultural aging, minority aging among Asian elders, health promotion and disease prevention of elders, and long-term care in Asia and the US. Dr. Varughese most recently wrote on intergenerational activities in community contexts (Help Age India Research Journal, 2016)). Her work on senior health issues extends to helping community organizations, such as The Millennium Foundation (Goa, India), Senior Citizens Forum (Kanjirappally, Kerala, India), and Archana Women Center for Empowerment (Kerala, India). Dr. Varughese is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International; the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India; Indian Association of Gerontology; and the Indian Academy of Health Psychology.