Brittney Pond, PhD(c)

Graduate Student Researcher
Institute for Health & Aging
Brittney Pond is a doctoral student in the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences at UCSF. Her main research interests focus on perceptions of aging, dying well, and elder agency, especially for those with Alzheimer's disease. She is engaged in conversations regarding emotion work, caregiver burnout, and qualitative methodologies. She is a Co-Assistant Director of the UCSF Emancipatory Science Lab, founded by Dr. Carroll Estes. She received a BA from the College of Holy Cross, where she completed a thesis using ethnographic methods to study caregivers working with people who have Alzheimer's disease. Brittney is a graduate student researcher of the IHSS+ ADRD Training Project.