Pamela J. Turbeville graduated with distinction from the University of Arizona in 1972 as a double major in Family and Consumer Sciences and Education. Upon graduating, Ms. Turbeville pursued graduate degrees (MBA in Finance from the University of Denver, MS in Environmental Science from the University of Texas at Dallas) and executive education (Stanford Executive Program). She was selected to receive the 2000 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Alumni Achievement Award at the Homecoming event. Ms. Turbeville has strong family ties to the University of Arizona. Her father, John H. Turbeville, two aunts, and many other family members received UA degrees. In 2000, to support faculty research and teaching, Ms. Turbeville established The Pamela J. Turbeville Endowment in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Read More
Title: “Divorce and Health: Toward a Translational Science”
Abstract: Marital separation and divorce are associated with a range of negative health outcomes, including increased risk for early death. This talk examines the divorce-health association from the perspective of translational intervention science. What interventions can promote improved adjustment to marital separation and divorce, and can these interventions mitigate acute and long-term health risks? A key consideration for this analysis is whether some people are at unique risk for poor outcomes when marriage comes to an end and whether these people can benefit from access to targeted behavioral interventions. Most of this talk will focus on correlational studies that suggest potential targets for clinical intervention, and I will discuss how this body of research can evolve toward experimental community-based prevention programs.
Conducting and Communicating Policy-Relevant Research: Early Care and Education in the Greater Tucson Area
Abstract: This talk presents an overview of some of the community-based research conducted by the Community Research, Evaluation and Development team in the UA’s Norton School of Family & Consumer Sciences. It describes lessons learned in partnering with state and local agencies to carry out and report on policy-relevant research across a number of areas, with examples drawn from the team’s recent research on the distribution and accessibility of child care and early education programs in the greater Tucson area.
Assessing Daily Activity Patterns through Occupational Transitions (ADAPT): Preliminary Findings