Karen Hooker
Title: 
Professor
College/Department: 
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Length of service: 
25 years
Bio: 

I am a Professor in Human Development and Family Sciences, and hold the Jo Anne Leonard Petersen Endowed Chair in Gerontology and Family Studies.  In my previous role as founding Director of the Center for Healthy Aging Research I am proud that I brought heightened attention and research activity in aging sciences to OSU. I have over 100 peer-reviewed publications in social and psychological areas of adult development and aging. In addition to being awarded federal and foundation-sponsored research grants, I led a large National Science Foundation interdisciplinary graduate education and research training grant (IGERT) program for graduate students in aging sciences that impacted the career trajectories of 27 doctoral students over six years. I was awarded OSU's Mumford Award for Faculty Service in 2016 having served in many roles, the most recent being School Head in the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences.