Julia Rowan

Dr. Julia Rowan’s (née Wysong) research focuses are multidisciplinary and person-centered approaches to addressing elder mistreatment. She earned a PhD at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology in 2019, and has been conducting evaluation research since 2010. She has conducted evaluation in academic and health care service settings. Dr. Rowan also coordinates the Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) in Ventura County, a multidisciplinary team that provides consultation and assistance on difficult cases of elder and dependent adult financial exploitation and fraud. She received a Bachelor degree in Literature and a Masters of Arts in Gerontology. She enjoys body boarding, yoga, and staring out the window with a book or her cat in her lap.


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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.