Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD
Dr. Austrom is Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry. She is the Wesley P. Martin Professor of Alzheimer Disease Education. She is a member of the graduate faculty, an adjunct professor in the School of Nursing, and an affiliated scientist at the IU Center for Aging Research.
Dr. Austrom is a co-investigator and leader of the Education and Information Transfer Core for the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center. In this role, Dr. Austrom is responsible for developing and delivering educational programs to clinical, scientific and lay audiences, as well as providing outreach opportunities for the center to the provider and lay community.
Dr. Austrom's research and clinical interests include aging, late life transitions and adjustment to retirement. She is also interested in non-pharmacological interventions for dementia patients and their caregivers, and the stress and grief associated with caring for someone with dementia. She often consults with long term care and assisted living facilities about how to provide best practice care for dementia patients. She has published over 100 articles, chapters and abstracts and regularly speaks to groups nationally and internationally about her work.
Dr. Austrom travels, knits, and reads, and she enjoys all things Italian, especially her family.