Carole K Holahan
Carole Holahan is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. She investigates adult development and aging and focuses on psychosocial predictors of health behavior, successful aging, and women's health. She is currently studying the relation of living with a smoker to health risk behaviors and overweight and obesity with data from middle-aged and older women in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. She has previously studied the role of depressive symptoms and social contextual factors in smoking with this sample, as well as the relation of smoking to quality of life and mortality. She has also investigated psychosocial factors in physical activity and smoking with data from the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States, and she has conducted studies of successful aging with the Terman Study of the Gifted.