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Carson De Fries

Ph.D. Student

Graduate School of Social Work

What I do

Carson De Fries is a current Ph.D. student at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work. She received her Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Aging Services and Policy from DU and a BA in Psychology from the University of Kansas. After receiving her MSW, De Fries worked as the Intergenerational Program Coordinator at the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging where she conducted community-based research on the impacts of intergenerational programs on issues like ageism and social isolation across the age spectrum. Her interests include community-level interventions to support individuals as they age, intergenerational relationships, end-of-life care, and gerontology education.