Gary T. Deimling, PhD

Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Cancer Prevention
Control & Population Research Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Sociology of Aging
  • Medical Sociology
  • Family Process
  • Contemporary Social Theory
  • Research Methods

Research Information

Research Interests

Gary Deimling’s research interests focus on the effects of life threatening illness on the mental health of older adults, and he received a major grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct research in this area. More specifically, his interests include the study of cancer survivors, the coping resources they have developed, their health beliefs and behaviors, and the stress effects they have experienced and continue to experience. He also continues to conduct research and publish in the area of family caregiving for older adults with specific interest in the strain experienced by family member caring for Alzheimer’s patients.