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Emily Mroz, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Emily Mroz, PhD



Dr. Mroz (she/ her) completed her PhD in Psychology and Gerontology at the University of Florida in 2021. During her graduate training, she also served as a Quality Implement Manager and affiliated researcher with the Department of Neurology, College of Medicine. Her research examines pathways to positive and maladaptive psychological outcomes for seriously ill individuals and their informal family caregivers. Dr. Mroz also develops tools and techniques to improve palliative care communication.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Florida, Psychology (2021)
  • MS
    University of Florida, Psychology (2017)
  • BA
    University at Buffalo - State University of New York, Psychology and Gerontological Health and Human Services (2015)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Emerging Scholars Poster AwardGerontological Society of America2020
Leighton Cluff Aging Research Paper AwardInstitute for Learning in Retirement2020
Richard Kalish Student Paper AwardAssociation for Death Education and Counseling2020
Research Poster AwardUniversity of Florida Institute on Aging2019

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