Linda M. Chatters

Faculty Associate, RCGD
Professor, Health Behavior And Health Education Dept., Sph
Professor, School Of Social Work
Linda M. Chatters


Linda Chatter's major focus of research is the study of adult development and aging as it relates to the mental and physical health status and functioning of older persons in a variety of social contexts (i.e., the family, church, and community). A particular emphasis of her work has been on the investigation of adult development and aging among the black population using data from a national probability sample of black adults (National Survey of Black Americans). Dr. Chatters is co-author (with Robert Joseph Taylor and Jeff Levin) of "Religion in the Lives of African Americans: Social, Psychological and Health Perspectives" (Sage Publications). Dr. Chatters is a Fellow of The Gerontological Society of America, Behavioral and Social Sciences Section and has also been designated by Thomson-ISI® as a Highly Cited Researcher™ in the Category of General Social Sciences.