Sharon Merriman-Nai

Sharon Merriman-Nai, Center for Community Research & Service.

Associate Scientist

Center for Drug and Health Studies

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Areas of Expertise

  • Research focuses on issues that impact older individuals and vulnerable individuals. A former mental health clinician and consultant, she has worked extensively with older clients and others who survived abuse and trauma.
  • Previously served as co-manager of the National Center on Elder Abuse and director of national public awareness initiatives.
  • Has also conducted research¬†for state agencies and nonprofit organizations on topics such as aging and legal needs, employment among persons with disabilities and evaluation of senior victims' services.
  • Serves as director of the Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly, an online database indexing research and resources on elder abuse and related issues.

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