Tina Dothard Peterson

Tina Leigh Dothard Peterson

Assoc Professor

French Hall


CAHS School of Social Work - 0108

Professional Summary

Tina L. Dothard Peterson, PhD, MPH, CSW, FGSA is a tenured Associate Professor and Director of Aging Education in the School of Social Work in the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. She has taught undergraduate and graduate social work courses. Her research expertise focuses on the intersection between aging, intergenerational caregiving, and health inequities. She has completed and published from two primary research studies: Needs Assessment of Schools Serving Rural Custodial Grandparents in South Central Kentucky and Caregiving in Later Life by Grandparents Raising Older Grandchildren. She is an alum of two doctoral fellowship programs, the Southern Regional Education Board’s Doctoral Scholar Program (2005-2010) and the Council on Social Work Education’s SAMHSA Minority Fellow Program (2008-2010). Dr. Peterson was awarded a NIH Health Disparities extramural contract in the Loan Repayment Program through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (2020-2022). She continues to research “Self-management of Hypertension in African American Women Family Caregivers.” Dr. Peterson also contributes to advancing gerontological knowledge through professional and community engagement with the Ohio Association for Gerontology and Education, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio Advisory Council, and Association for Professionals in Aging.