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Manacy Pai

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Florida State University, 2008

Courses Taught

Undergraduate:

  • Sociology of Health and Health Care
  • Aging in Society
  • Sociology of Families
  • DSK: First Year Experience (FYE)

Graduate:

  • Sociology of Health and Health Care
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Key Publications

Gayman Matt, Manacy Pai, Benjamin Kail, and Miles Taylor. 2013. "Reciprocity between Depressive Symptoms and Physical Limitations Pre- and Post-Retirement: Exploring Racial Contrasts." Journal of Aging and Health, 25, 555-573.

Jung-Hwa Ha and Manacy Pai. 2012. "Does Personality Moderate the Effect of Care Receipt on End-of-Life Care Planning?" The Gerontologist, 52, 759-769.

Pai, Manacy and Jung-Hwa Ha. 2012. "Impact of Widowhood on Parent-Child Relations: Does Parents' Personality Matter?" Journal of Marriage and Family, 74, 494-509.

Pai, Manacy and Deborah Carr. 2010. "Do Personality Traits Moderate the Effects of Late-Life Spousal Loss on Psychological Adjustment?" Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 51, 183-199.

Grants

“Seeking Cure and Comfort: How Race Shapes Patient Use of Non-Hospice Palliative Care.” Kent State University’s College of Arts & Sciences Research Resources Award. (with Clare Stacey) ($6,499). Funded in 2012.

“Seeking Cure and Comfort: How Race Shapes Patient Use of Non-Hospice Palliative Care.” National Science Foundation/American Sociological Association Faculty Advancement Grant. (with Clare Stacey) ($7,000). Funded in 2011.

“End-Of-Life Care Planning: Does Caregiving Determine ‘Who’ Plans in Advance?” Wisconsin Longitudinal Study Pilot Grant. ($10,000). Funded in 2010.

Notable Services 

Grant Review Committee Chair, Susan G. Komen for Cure, Ohio, 2012-2015. Member, Curriculum and Undergraduate Studies Committee, Department of Sociology, Kent State University, 2013-2014.

Member, Website Committee, Department of Sociology, Kent State University, 2010-present.

Member, Medical Sociology Comprehensive Examination Committee, Department of Sociology, Kent State University, 2008-present.

Member, Mental Health Comprehensive Examination Committee, Department of Sociology, Kent State University, 2008-present.

Research Areas
  • Aging and Health
  • Sociology of Families
  • Health Disparities
Manacy Pai
OFFICE
Department of Sociology
313 Merrill Hall
CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-3405
Fax: 330-672-4724
mpai@kent.edu
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