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CSDE Research Affiliate

Clara Berridge

Associate Professor, School of Social Work; Katherine Hall Chambers Scholar
University of Washington
Tel: 206-685-2180 Box: 354900

CSDE Research Areas:

  • Health of People and Populations
  • Wellbeing of Families and Households

In the News:

Clara Berridge’s research focuses on the ethical and policy implications of digital technologies used in elder care. She studies data and information technologies, such as remote monitoring systems and social robots, as well as the surveillance incentivized by AI of older adults and care workers. Across projects, she’s often thinking about privacy, power, and decision making about technology use. Dr. Berridge has also studied positive aging paradigms and nursing home culture change. She recently developed Let's Talk Tech, an online tool to help people living with mild dementia participate knowledgeably in decisions about technology use in their care. Dr. Berridge is adjunct faculty in the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, core faculty in the University’s Disability Studies Program, and an affiliate of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE). She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research at Brown University and holds a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley and an M.S.W. from the University of Washington.