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Lisa Hollis-Sawyer Northeastern Illinois University, USA

Dr. Lisa Hollis-Sawyer is Associate Professor in the Psychology department and Coordinator of the Gerontology program at Northeastern Illinois University. She received her doctorate in Industrial Gerontology from The University of Akron and conducted her postdoctoral aging-related training at Boston University. Her research interests range from eldercare to aging workforce issues, especially focusing on aging women’s issues within these roles. Dr. Hollis- Sawyer has authored/co-authored eight textbooks and authored/co-authored 59 scholarly publications. She received an American Psychological Association Division 20 award for her career-long mentoring of gerontology students in 2014. She also has served as the co-Chair of the APA Division 35 Committee on Women and Aging for the past three years. In 2017, she received the APA Division 35’s Florence L. Denmark award for her research on women and aging since 1988. She has co-written both a book on women’s positive aging for Elsevier Book Publishers in 2015 entitled “Women and Positive Aging: An International Perspective,” and recently published an edited 2020 book (co-edited with Dr. Ellen Cole) entitled “Older Women Who Work: Resilience, Choice, and Change.”