Heidi Igarashi, PhD

Board of Directors of the Grace Center, Corvallis, OR.

Session(s): Wednesday

Heidi Igarashi recently received her doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies from Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Her work focuses on the intersection of resilience, optimal aging, and wisdom. This research interest is an extension of her 26 years as a mental health counselor, and her current role as a caregiver.  Dr. Igarashi has authored and co-authored professional journal articles and book chapters on stress, resilience, optimal aging, wisdom, and intergenerational relationships in adulthood. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Grace Center (Corvallis, OR) in an effort to support community-based approaches that facilitate resilient aging in caregivers and care recipients.