Dr. David Coon
College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Arizona State University
David W. Coon is associate dean of research initiatives, support, and engagement and professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at ASU. After receiving his Ph.D. from Stanford University, he was the associate director of the Older Adult Center of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and the Stanford University School of Medicine and research scientist at UCSF/Mt. Zion Institute on Aging.
Professor Coon designs and evaluates interventions, such as CarePRO and EPIC, that focus on culturally diverse groups of midlife and older adults facing chronic illnesses (e.g., dementia, cancer, depression) and their family caregivers. Several of these empirically based treatments have been recognized by the American Psychological Association, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Administration on Aging’s Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program, and other entities. A fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a PLuS Alliance Fellow, he has had his work funded through federal and foundation grants. Professor Coon and his community partners received The Rosalynn Carter Institute’s 2013 National Leadership Award in Caregiving for CarePRO as well as the ASU President’s Medal for Social Embeddedness.