Salom Teshale, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington

Salom Teshale is a postdoctoral fellow in Rehabilitation Policy Research at the University of Washington. Her fellowship is supported by the National Institute on Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). She received her PhD in Social and Developmental Psychology from Brandeis University, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago. Her research interests include interventions to improve well-being in midlife and older age, and healthcare-related decision making in midlife and older age. Dr. Teshale’s recent research examined strategies middle aged and older adults use to manage resources and maintain well-being, and psychosocial factors related to well-being in adults aging with disability. Her graduate work used longitudinal datasets to examine psychosocial factors related to healthy aging. Her health policy interests include program evaluation, healthy aging initiatives at the state and local level, and quality measurement and improvement.