Dr. Tom's primary area of research focuses on how social and health experiences from early life through older adulthood influence dementia and cognitive decline in older adults. She is particularly interested in using existing sources of data to study the development of these processes over the life course. Dr. Tom's work also examines sleep health in older adults, women's health and aging, and patterns of prescription drug use among Medicare beneficiaries.
BA, 2002, University of California, Berkeley
MA, 2003, University of California, Berkeley
MPH, 2004, University of California, Berkeley
PhD, 2007, University of California, Berkeley
Areas of Expertise
Tom SE, Wyman A, Woods NF, Anderson, Jr FA, Adachi JD, Chapurlat RD, Compston JE, Cyrus Cooper C, Diez-Perez A, Gehlbach SH, Greenspan SL, Hooven FH, March L, Netelenbos JC, Nieves JW, Pfeilschifter J, Rossini M, Roux C, Saag KG, Siris ES, Silverman S, Watts NB, LaCroix AZ. Regional Differences in Incident Pre-Frailty and Frailty. Journal of Women's Health. 2017. 26(9).