Dawn Carr

Associate Professor

Dawn C. Carr is an associate professor at Florida State University in the Department of Sociology and faculty associate at Pepper Institute for Aging and Public Policy. Carr’s expertise lies in understanding the factors that bolster older adults’ ability to remain healthy and active as long as possible. Her recent work focuses on understanding complex pathways between health (physical, cognitive, psychological, and social) and common transitions in later life like widowhood, later life work and retirement, disablement, and caregiving. Before joining Florida State University in 2016, she was a researcher at the Stanford Center on Longevity, a postdoctoral fellow in the Carolina Program for Health and Aging Research (CPHAR) at the Institute on Aging at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a researcher at Scripps Gerontology Center. Carr holds a Ph.D. in Social Gerontology and Master’s in Gerontological Studies from Miami University, and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance at Arizona State University.