David W Coon


Assoc Dean & Professor – R.I.S.E.
Nursing & Health Innovation Administration
Arizona State University

David W. Coon, Ph.D., joined the faculty of Arizona State University in August 2004. Prior to coming to Arizona, Dr. Coon served as the Associate Director of the Older Adult & Family Center of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University School of Medicine and Senior Research Scientist at UCSF/Mt. Zion Institute on Aging in San Francisco. He has directed and currently directs a number of intervention projects such as CarePRO and EPIC focused on midlife and older adults and family caregivers, with an emphasis on programs serving diverse populations.  Dr. Coon’s work has been funded through federal, state and foundation grants including grants from the National Institute on Aging, the National Cancer Institute, the California HealthCare Foundation, the Mt. Zion Health Fund, the U.S. Administration on Aging, and the State of Arizona.  His work appears in variety of scientific journals including The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, The Gerontologist, the American Journal of Psychiatry; the Annals of Internal Medicine. He also served as the lead editor of Innovative Interventions to Reduce Dementia Caregiver Distress published by Springer in 2003.  Finally, Dr. Coon is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and recently received the Gwen Yeo Award for Excellence in Research, Education and Community Service in Ethnogeriatrics presented by Stanford University School of Medicine Geriatric Education Center for his work with patients and caregivers from diverse communities.

Phone: (602) 496-0763
E-mail: david.w.coon@asu.edu