Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellow
Specialty: Care systems and older adults

Tina Kilaberia is an inaugural Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellow at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, mentored by Associate Dean for Research Janice Bell.

Since joining the school, Kilaberia has been involved in the statewide evaluation of new technology implementation at 11 caregiver resource centers in California, a multiyear partnership project with the Family Caregiver Alliance in San Francisco. Among other projects, Kilaberia has been a part of the work focusing on Supporting Diverse Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care, in a partnership project with AARP, the Diverse Elders Coalition, the Family Caregiving Institute and Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging.

Prior to joining the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, Kilaberia was a research associate at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Department of Family Social Science working on a project about elder family financial exploitation. In this role, Kilaberia examined the help-seeking experiences of family members in whose families seniors were financially exploited by other family members.

Kilaberia earned a doctoral degree in social work with a minor in gerontology from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, where she also completed a master’s degree in social work with a focus on macropractice and organizations. As part of her educational and doctoral dissertation experience, Kilaberia lived in a large, urban residential senior housing community for nearly eight years. She conducted research related to the role of organizational contexts in delivering care to older adults in residential settings.

Contact Information: tkilaberia@ucdavis.edu