Judith C. Hays

Judith C. Hays
Associate Professor Emerita in the School of Nursing
Campus mail: Box 3322 Trent Dr., Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-9389

Dr. Hays' research is in the area of psychosocial and chronic disease epidemiology with primary interests in (1) living arrangements and residential moves in late life, (2) terminal illness, bereavement and widowhood, (3) depression, (4) religion and health, (5) subjective ratings of health, (6) stress and coping, and (7) racial differences in risk and outcome factors.

Education and Training

  • Yale University, Ph.D. 1991


Aging, health, and the "electronic church".

We tested whether elders substitute religious media use for church attendance when health declines (using multidimensional disengagement theory) with data from a multiracial, population-based sample in the Bible Belt (N = 2,971).