Ivonne-Marie Bergés

Office of Academic Affairs
Academic Professional

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Education

PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), 2004

MS, Health Education and Promotion, UTMB, 1997

MS, Clinical Psychology, Universidad Nacional Pedro H. Ure–a, 1984

BS, Psychometrics, Universidad Nacional Pedro H. Ure–a, 1980

Areas of Expertise

online education, gerontology, public health, clinical psychology, health promotion

disability in older adults, quality of life in older adults, rehabilitation sciences, social and behavioral boundations of public health – face-to-face and online

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Pre-doctoral fellowship, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch
Post-doctoral fellowship, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch
Translational Research Scholar (TRSP), Clinical Research Education, University of Texas Medical Branch
Research Scholar, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH), University of Texas Medical Branch
American Heart Association’s Minority Scholar’s Program

Affiliations

International Federation on Aging
Gerontological Society of America
American Public Health Association
American Heart Association

Course Instruction

Dr. Berges’ teaching experience includes doctoral-level courses in Gerontology, Rehabilitation Sciences, and Public Health, and Master level courses in Public Health. Her courses have addressed disability in older adults, quality of life in older adults, rehabilitation sciences, social and behavioral foundations of public health – face-to-face and online.

  • Biospsychological Perspectives of Disability in Adult Populations
  • Quality of life measurement in Disability and Chronic Diseases
  • Introduction to Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health – Face-to-face and online
  • Outcomes research
Research Interests

Dr.Berges’ research has mainly focused on social and psychological aspects of recovery from acute and chronic conditions in community dwelling and hospitalized older adults. Her interests include gerontology, public health, and psychosocial aspects of recovering from acute and chronic diseases.