Monika Scott Davis

Monika Scott Davis, MA, LMFT works full-time for Center for Elders’ Independence (CEI) which is a non-profit Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) health plan for seniors age 55 and older who prefer not to move into a nursing home but whose health problems make it impossible for them to stay at home without the help of caregivers. She is a proud alumna of the MA in Gerontology Program at SF State.

Cristina Flores

Dr. Cristina Flores is Principal and Founder of Eldercare Advocacy Bay Area LLC which is dedicated to improving the quality of care and quality of life of elders through practice, education and research. Under her leadership, EABA supports elders in a variety of ways including: 1) consulting and management services for dedicated ethical providers; 2) collaborative works with educational and advocacy organizations; 3) expert testimony and consultations for legislators and attorneys; and 4) specialized case management and eldercare navigation for elders and their families. Dr.

Edwin Cabigao

Dr. Edwin Cabigao is the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at the Jewish Home in San Francisco, a non-profit skilled nursing facility and third largest nursing home in California. As the CNO, he is in charge of nursing operations of 430+ bed skilled nursing facility and 13-bed acute geriatric psychiatric hospital. In addition to handling clinical operations, he is in charge of managing pharmacy, medical records, materials management, MDS, education, quality improvement, and specialty clinics.

Anabel Pelham

Dr. Anabel Pelham is a Professor Emerita. She is the founding Director of the Gerontology Program at SF State, wherein she served for 35 years; 15 years as department chair. Her current interests include international aging, community-based health and human services, wellness/spirituality in aging, advancing age-friendly cities and professionalization of the discipline of gerontology. Dr.

Gerontology Research

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status and consent of graduate adviser. Independent/original research under faculty supervision.

Continuous enrollment required for all students yet to complete the master's thesis or research project. May be repeated for a total of 9 units, but cannot be used more than 3 units for degree credit.

Integrative Seminar

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.

Capstone to demonstrate knowledge and skills in problem-solving, decision-making, critical thinking, and cooperative and collaborative communications.