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Raven Weaver

Raven Weaver

Assistant Professor 509-335-8685 Johnson Tower 514, Pullman

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


  • Ph.D. Department of Human Development, Virginia Tech, 2017
  • M.S. Department of Human Development, Virginia Tech, 2014
  • B.A. Department of Psychology, Berea College, 2012

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development, Washington State University

Courses Taught

  • HD 405 Gerontology

Areas of Emphasis

  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Service Utilization
  • Aging Policy
  • Social and Family Gerontology

Research Interests

Older adults; unmet needs; utilization of formal long-term services and supports; informal caregiving and family gerontology; influence of geographic location (rurality) on an individual’s physical, emotional, and psychological health and well-being; effectiveness and implications of health services policies; cumulative dis/advantage across the life course

Selected Publications

Weaver, R. H., Roberto, K. A., & Blieszner, R. (2017). Older adults in rural Appalachia: Preference and expectations for future care. International Journal of Aging and Human Development. doi:10.1177/0091415017720891

Jarrott, S. E., Weaver, R. H., Bowen, N., & Wang, N. (2017). Measuring dimensions of intergenerational contact:  Factor analysis of the Queen’s University Scale. Aging and Mental Health. doi:10.1080/13607863.2017.1280769

Weaver, R. H., & Roberto, K. A. (2015). Home and community-based service use by vulnerable older adults. The Gerontologist, 57(3), 540-551. doi:10.1093/geront/gnv149

Roberto, K. A., Weaver, R. H., & Wacker, R. R. (2014). Delivering aging services: Stability and change in policies and programs. Generations, 38(2), 14-21.