Joyce Weil, PhD, MPH

Joyce Weil

Assistant Professor
School of Human Sciences
Gunter Hall 1280
(970) 351-1583
joyce.weil@unco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Dr. Weil’s research interests include:  aging-in-place through the use of formal supports, such as senior centers and rural aging networks; social demography of aging; social inequalities across the lifecourse; social support and aging; older women’s health and well-being; and health disparities and aging.

Education

Ph.D., Fordham University, 2007, Sociology, Demography concentration
M.P.H., Columbia University, 1995, Population and Family Health, Maternal and Child Health
B.S., Hunter College, the City University of New York, 1993, Health Science, Community Health Education

Selected Publications

* denotes work with an undergraduate student
**denotes work with a masters/doctoral student

Juried Books and Chapters

Weil, Joyce. (2014). The New neighborhood senior center: Redefining social and service roles for the baby boom generation. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

Mitra, D. & Weil, J. (2014). Race and the lifecourse: Readings from the intersection of race, ethnicity and age.  New York: Palgrave Macmillian.

Mendoza, N.** & Weil. J. (2014). Pues a mi me da gusto, porque ando con mis nietos: Latina grandmothers raising grandchildren as an extension of the caregiving role over the lifecourse. In D. Mitra & J. Weil. Race and the Lifecourse.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Juried Articles

Weil, J., Hutchinson, S. & Traxler, K.** (2014). Exploring the relationships among performance-based functional ability, self-rated disability, perceived instrumental support, and depression: A structural equation model analysis. Research on Aging, 36 (6), 683-706.

Karlin, N., Weil, J., Saratapun, N., Pupanead, S. & Kgosidialwa, K. (2014). Etic and emic perspectives on aging across four countries: Italy, Thailand, Botswana, and the United States, Ageing International, 39, 348-369.

Ramsey, A.,** Mendoza, A.N.** & Weil, J. (2014). Using experiential and collaborative learning with undergraduates and rural elders as part of an introduction to gerontology course. PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement, 3 (1), 3-22.

Weil, J. & Karlin, N. (2013). Aging in place as a society’s age structure changes: Interviews with Italian elders in Rome, International Journal of Aging in Society 2, 1-15.

Karlin, N., Weil, J. & Gould, J. (2012). Comparisons between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white informal caregivers, SAGE Open, 1-10.

Karlin, N., Marrow, S., Weil, J. & Spencer, T.* & Baum, S.* (2012).  Social support, mood, and resiliency following a Peruvian natural disaster. Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress and Coping, 17 (5), 470-488.

Weil, Joyce. (2008). “Transcending the Reification of ‘Old’ Women’s Bodies: Some Sociological Theorists’ Views.” Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts: Official Journal of the Gerontological Society of America, 2 (1): 50-61.

Invited Book Reviews

Weil, Joyce.  (2015). Latinos in an aging world: social, psychological, and economic perspectives (by Ronald J. Angel and Jacqueline L. Angel). Sociological Inquiry 85 (1): 176-179.

Weil, J. (2012). Aging our way: lessons for living from 85 and beyond (by Meika Loe). Social Forces, 93 (2): 1-3.

Selected Presentations

2014      Weil, Joyce. Symposium Chair, Vulnerable Populations and the IRB in Qualitative Work, The Gerontological Society of America's 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, D.C. selected as the  formal interest group sponsored symposium sponsored by the Qualitative Research Interest Group.

2014      Mendoza, A. Nancy,** Joyce Weil, and Christine Fruhauf Bubien, “Verbal consent and Certificate of Confidentiality Use in Grounded Theory with Potentially Undocumented Elders,” The Gerontological Society of America's 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov. 7.

2014      Weil, Joyce. Un-Stuck in Place?: The Experience of Rural Elders Moving to Age in Place in Town, The American Sociological Association 109th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 18.

2014      Weil, Joyce; Karlin, Nancy; Keinyatse Kgosidialwa, Narumon Saratapun; Suporntip Pupanead; Sandra Ferreira; Jennifer Soderborg*. Aging in Place in Many Places: Doing Collaborative Research in Five Countries, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s 40th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, Denver, CO, February 28.

2013       Karlin, N., Weil, J., Saratapun, N., Pupanead, S., Kgosidialwa, K., J. Soderborg, J.,* and N.C. Losike-Sedimo. “Etic and Emic Perspectives on Aging across Four Countries: Italy, Thailand, Botswana, and the United States.” Aging and Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference. Third International Conference. Chicago, USA.

2013      Mendoza, N., ** and Weil. J. “From Helpers to Primary Caregivers: The Impact of Role on Service Use for Latino Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.” The Gerontological Society of America's 66th Annual Scientific Meeting.

2013     Fulton, Amy,** Mendoza, Nancy,** & Weil, Joyce. “Using narrative interviewing as an experiential learning activity in an undergraduate Introduction to Gerontology class,” Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s 39th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, St. Petersburg, FL. (Chosen as 4% of “significant policy-related sessions being offered about the key issues impacting quality of life for the older population.”)

2012      Weil, Joyce & Karlin, Nancy. “Aging in place as a society’s age structure changes: Interviews with Italian elders in Rome, Aging and Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

2012      Fulton, Amy,** Mendoza, Nancy,** & Weil, Joyce. “Using narrative interviewing as an experiential learning activity in an undergraduate Introduction to Gerontology class,” University of Northern Colorado, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Teaching and Learning Fair, April 10th.

2012     Weil, Joyce, Karlin, Nancy, Fulton, Amy,** Spencer, Bryden,** & DeMusis, Anthony.* “Italian Lessons on Aging In Place: The day- to-day lived experiences of elders at a Roman Senior Center, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, National Conference.

2011      Weil, Joyce. Symposium Chair, “The art of interviewing: Exploring the qualitative researcher's options.”  Selected as the formal  interest group sponsored symposium sponsored by the Qualitative Research Interest Group.  Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 18-22, 2011,  Boston, MA.

2011      Weil, Joyce. “Ethnography while ‘Shuttering’: Interviewing Center-Goers as their Senior Center Unexpectedly Closes” Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 18 -22, Boston, MA.

2011      Weil, Joyce. “Going Beyond the Intra-Individual and Cohort Levels of Cumulative Disadvantage Theory: The Role of Social Structure and Neighborhood Effects in the ‘Shuttering’ of a Working-Class Senior Center.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 20-23, Las Vegas, NV.