Researcher & gerontologist
I am a gerontologist pursuing a PhD in Human Development and Family Science at the University of Missouri.
Currently, I am a Graduate Research Assistant working with Dr. Wes Bonifay (Comprehensive Statistical Model Evaluation [CoSME] Lab, University of Missouri) and Dr. Christine Proulx (University of Vermont). In 2022, I was selected as a Summer Policy Intern with the Gerontological Society of America. In 2023, I received a P.E.O. Scholar Award to support my dissertation research.
My research examines the biopsychosocial connections that shape aging across the life course. To date, I have focused on: (1) the intersections between views on aging, close relationships, and health in older adulthood; and (2) the relation between early-life socioeconomic position and later-life cognitive functioning. Ultimately, I am committed to understanding how psychosocial resources and varied contexts affect our aging process.
I use a variety of quantitative methods in my work, including structural equation modeling, factor analysis, and meta-analysis, and am particularly interested in longitudinal and dyadic data.
PhD in Human Development & Family Science
Certificate in Quantitative Research
University of Missouri
Expected graduation May 2024
MS in Human Development & Family Science
University of Missouri
BA in Psychology
Study abroad: Barcelona, Spain
Magna cum laude
Bonifay, W., Winter, S., Skoblow, H. F., & Watts, A. (revise and resubmit). Good fit is weak evidence of replication: Increasing rigor through prior predictive similarity checking.
Skoblow, H. F., Proulx, C. M., & Palermo, F. (in press). Childhood socioeconomic positioning and late-life cognitive functioning in the U.S.: A critical review. Developmental Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dr.2023.101104
Skoblow, H. F., Drewelies, J., & Proulx, C. M. (2023). Sexual activity and satisfaction in older dyads: The role of perceptions of aging. The Gerontologist, 63(2), 251–260. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnac099
Skoblow, H. F., & Proulx, C. M. (2022). Subjective aging, C-reactive protein, and incident cardiovascular disease: A mediation model. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 77(9), 1654–1658. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbac051
Skoblow, H. F., & Proulx, C. M. (2021). Review of the book Living Apart Together: Legal Protections for a New Form of Family, by Cynthia Grant Bowman. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 13, 566-572. https://doi.org/10.1111/jftr.12430