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Laura Donorfio, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Connecticut Department of Human Development & Family Studies

Dr. Donorfio has over 17 years experience conducting qualitative research in the fields of intergenerational relationships and aging family dynamics. Presently she is an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut, Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Prior to this position, Dr. Donorfio was Director of Marketing Research for the Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., conducting primary qualitative and quantitative business related research among company management and older adults. Dr. Donorfio has held various positions in education and aging, including Program Manager of The Travelers Center on Aging, and visiting faculty appointments at The University of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University, and The University of Hartford. She has published articles in the Journal of Adult Development and the Journal of Aging Studies. She has worked on several national grants through the Administration on Aging, including the development of aging curricula for Connecticut secondary schools, early retirement among Connecticut AARP members, and the identification of supportive service needs for older adults living in federally assisted housing. Dr. Donorfio was awarded the Top Performer award in 2000 at The Hartford Financial Service Group, Inc. and voted best course by students in 1995 and 1994 at the University of Connecticut in 1994 and 1995.

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