Abigail (Abby) Helsinger, MS


Senior Research Assistant

Email: johnso49@MiamiOH.edu 
Phone: 513-529-3880 
Office: Upham Hall, 369C




MS, Exercise and Health Studies, Miami University
BS, Health and Sport Studies, Miami University

Research Interests

Public health and policy, healthy aging and health behaviors, chronic disease prevention and management, and social inequality and health equity

Biographical Sketch

As a Senior Research Associate, Abby's role includes project management, data collection, data management and analysis, proposal/report writing, and dissemination. Some of Abby's current projects include family caregiving and continuing education and skill development for low-skilled, at-risk, and middle-age and older adults. She is also assisting with the evaluation of Ohio's Elderly Services Program (ESP) funded by state levies.

Selected Publications

Yamashita, T., Punksungka, W., Van Vleet, S., Helsinger, A., & Cummins, P. (2022). Experiences of older adults during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in the United States: An initial exploration of nationally representative data at the intersection of gender and race. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 41(3), 619-627. doi: 10.1177/07334648211048258

Nelson, M. & Helsinger, A. (2021). The older adult population of Greene County Ohio. Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.