Elizabeth Avent is a first year PhD student at the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Georgia State University in 2012, and her Master of Arts in Gerontology at Georgia State University in 2016. Her research interests include elder abuse, particularly the experiences of victims of late-life intimate partner violence, and improving and developing appropriate services for victims through community and policy interventions.

Elizabeth has worked at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, assisting with research on improving care transitions of patients age 65 and older being discharged from the hospital. She has also worked at the Georgia Council on Aging, assisting with planning and executing the quarterly meeting of the Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly in which aging issues are selected to advocate to policymakers.