Kylie Meyer, PhD, MSc

Assistant Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Health and Aging Policy
  • Research Methods
  • Grantsmanship

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Family caregiving
  • Psychoeducational intervention
  • Caregiving relationships
  • Caregiver financial wellbeing

Research Projects

  • Meyer, K. (2022–2027). Learning Skills Together: A randomized control trial of a dementia caregiving complex care training intervention. National Institute on Aging (R01), NIH. Role: Principal Investigator.
  • Benton, D. and Meyer, K. (2020–2023). Confidently Navigating Financial Decisions and Enhancing Financial Well-Being in Dementia Caregiving (CONFIDENCE). AARP Foundation. Role: Co-Principal Investigator. 
  • Mage, S. (2021–2022). Focus groups to examine the financial costs of caregiving among Latino/Latino family caregivers. University of Southern California Center for Changing Family. Role: Co-Investigator.
  • Benton, D. and Meyer, K. (2017–2021). Knowledge and interpersonal skills training to develop exemplary caregiving relationships (KINDER). Archstone Foundation. Role: Co-Principal Investigator.
  • White, C. (2020–2021). A pilot evaluation of Learning Skills Together: An intervention to teach complex care skills to caregivers of persons living with Alzheimer’s Disease. National Institutes on Aging via Emory University Center on Dementia Caregiving Mastery. Role: Co-Investigator.
  • Meyer, K. (2020–2021). Changes in social support among family caregivers and the association with pre-clinical markers of health. UT Health San Antonio Nursing Advisory Council. Role: Principal Investigator.
  • Translational Science Training TL1 Fellowship. (2020–2021). Changes in social support among family caregivers and the association with pre-clinical markers of health. NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. Role: Fellow.
  • White, C., Meyer, K. and Masoud, S. (2020–2021). Community Academic Partnership to Support Families Living with Dementia. Funded by IIMS Community Engagement Small Projects Grants. UT Health San Antonio IMS Community Engagement Small Projects Grants. Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

Awards and Honors

NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Faculty Scholar
National Institute on Aging (NIA) IMbedded Pragmatic Alzheimer's disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory
Robert A. Clark Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day Poster Award Winner
UT Health San Antonio
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award
University of Southern California
Winning poster in Social Research, Policy & Practice
UCLA Research Conference
Graduate School Final Year Fellowship
University of Southern California
Winning poster in Social Research, Policy & Practice
UCLA Research Conference
U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Award


Mage, S, Benton, D, Gonzalez, A, Zaragoza, G, Wilber, K, Tucker-Seeley, R, Meyer, K. (Accepted, January 2023). “I lay awake at night”: Latino Family Caregivers’ Experiences Covering Out-of-Pocket Costs when Caring for Someone Living with Dementia.” The Gerontologist.

Meyer, K., Benton, D., McPherson, N. (Accepted, December 2022). So, You Want to Build a Program?: Guidance for caregiver service organizations to build and test translatable remote Interventions. Generations.

White, C.L., Masoud, S.S., Glassner, A.A., Rhodes, S., Mendoza, M., Meyer, K. Journal of Patient Experience. InPress. doi:

Barrera, A., Turner, S., Glassner, A., Brackett, J., Rivette, R., Meyer, K. In Press. "Family Caregivers’ Perceptions and Experiences of Participating in the Learning Skills Together Intervention to Build Self-Efficacy for Providing Complex Care." Geriatric Nursing.

Meyer, K., Glassner, A., Norman, R., James, D., Sculley, R., LealVasquez, L., Hepburn, K., Lui, J., White, C. In Press. "Caregiver Self-Efficacy Improves Following Complex Care Training: Results from the Learning Skills Together Pilot Study." Geriatric Nursing.

Meyer, K., Lee, K., Glassner, A., Pickering, C., White, C. In Press. "Conceptualizing How Caregiving Relationships Connect to Quality of Family Caregiving Within the Stress Process Model." Gerontological Social Work.

Meyer, K., Gassoumis, Z., Wilber, K. (2021). "A Comparison of Negative Financial Events Experienced by Caregivers and Non-Caregivers Following Onset of the Great Recession." International Journal of Care and Caring, 5(4):557-570.

Masoud, S., Sweet, L., Meyer, K., White, C. In Press. "We Don't Feel So Alone: A Qualitative Study of Virtual Memory Cafés to Support Social Connectedness Among Individuals Living with Dementia and Care Partners During COVID-19." Frontiers in Public Health.

Meyer, K., Gassoumis, Z., Wilber, K. In Press. "The Differential Effects of Caregiving Intensity on Overnight Hospitalization." Western Journal of Nursing Research. doi: 10.1177/01939459211002907

Jiwani, R., Dennis, B., Bess, C., Monk, S., Meyer, K., Wang, J., Espinoza, S. (2021). "Assessing Acceptability and Patient Experience of a Behavioral Lifestyle Intervention Using Fitbit Technology in Older Adults to Manage Type 2 Diabetes Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: A Focus Group Study." Geriatric Nursing, 42(1):57-64 doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2020.11.007

Meyer, K., James, D., Amezaga, B., White, C. In Press. "Simulation Learning to Train Healthcare Students in Person-Centered Dementia Care." Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. doi:

Meyer, K., Patel, N., White, C. (2020). "A Dyadic Analysis of Perceived Support from a Spousal Care Partner on Caregiver and Care Recipient Depression." Aging and Mental Health, 25(10):1830-1838. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2020.1836474

Meyer, K., Yonashiro Cho, J., Gassoumis, Z.D., Mosqueda, L., Han, S.D., Wilber, K. (2019). "What Can Elder Mistreatment Researchers Learn About Primary Prevention from Family Violence Intervention Models?" The Gerontologist, 59(4):601-609. doi:10.1093/geront/gnx179

Meyer, K., Gassoumis, Z., Kelly, K., Benton, D. (2019). "What are the Characteristics of Caregivers Logging in for Support Services?" Innovations in Aging, 3(1): igz006. doi: ttps://

Meyer, K., Willis, R. (2019). "Looking Back to Move Forward: The Value of Reflexive Journaling for Novice Researchers." Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 62(5). doi: 10.1080/01634372.2018.1559906

Meyer, K., Rath, L., Kaiser, N., Gassoumis, Z.D., Wilber, K. (2018). "What are Strategies to Advance Policies Supporting Family Caregivers?: Promising Approaches from a Statewide Task Force." Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 31(1). doi:

Meyer, K. (2018). "Carers’ Experiences Accessing Information on Supports and Services: Learning the Social Care 'dance'." Qualitative Social Work, 17(6). doi: 10.1177/1473325017699265


University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology/Sociology; French
Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI