Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Aging Research at Regenstrief Institute
Assistant Research Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics
Dr. Monica Williams-Farrelly is an early career scholar whose research interests focus broadly on the life course origins of health and health disparities. Specifically, her research aims to (1) understand the influence of early adversity on physical and cognitive health outcomes in later life and (2) elucidate the life course mechanisms responsible for these relationships. Her long-term research goal is to leverage her findings to increase early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and to reduce the burden of early life exposures on cognitive health outcomes through social and behavioral interventions.
Dr. Williams-Farrelly completed her undergraduate studies at Butler University, received her M.A. from Indiana University – Indianapolis, and earned her PhD in sociology and gerontology from Purdue University. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.