Dr. Abigail (Abby) Stephan
Dr. Abigail (Abby) Stephan is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Clemson and an affiliated faculty member at the Institute for Engaged Aging. She received her Ph.D. in Learning Sciences with a concentration in Lifespan Development from the Department of Education and Human Development at Clemson in 2022. Her research a) explores the influence of intergenerational relationships in family, community, and educational contexts on learning, development, and well-being across the lifespan and b) examines social and psychological factors that promote healthy aging. She is also interested in the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based educational opportunities that support learners across the lifespan.
Dr. Hye Won Chai
Dr. Hye Won Chai is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Clemson University and an affiliated faculty member at the Institute for Engaged Aging. She received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies & Demography from the Pennsylvania State University in 2020. Her research focuses on family and social relationships of middle and older adults and their associations with diverse health outcomes (e.g., psychological, physical, and cognitive) in later life. She is particularly interested in examining how the dynamics of social relationships and health unfold across different time scales, connecting daily interactions to long-term health outcomes. Her interest also includes studying whether and how the associations between social ties and health vary by gender and sexuality and ways in which these processes relate to health disparities.