Postdoctoral Scholar
Specialty: Family caregiving

Janet S. Pohl is a postdoctoral scholar for the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. With a passion for moving the science of social isolation and caregiving forward, Janet focuses her current research on the older adult, their family caregivers and how social isolation is associated with the health and well-being of each in this relationship. She is mentored by Terri Harvath, institute director and executive associate dean for the school and Janice Bell, the associate dean for research.

With desire to contribute to the healthy lives of older adults and interest in nursing education, Pohl pursued a Master of Nursing from the University of Washington Bothell where she was the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging Master Scholar. There, she examined the orientation of student nurses in aging care environments. Pohl's commitment to aging science continued with her work as a doctoral candidate at the University of Washington School of Nursing. She was the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging Myrene C. McAninch Doctoral Scholar and investigated the relationship between social isolation and falls among older adults, along with the construction of a comprehensive and domain-inclusive measure of social isolation.

Pohl presented her works at numerous regional, national and international professional conferences and was published in the journal, Research in Gerontological Nursing.