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Maggie Syme

Syme, Maggie
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Contact Information:
Office: 785-532-5945
Home University:

Kansas State University
Justin Hall 253
1324 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506

University Profile

Program involvement
Gerontology Graduate Programs - Instructor




Maggie Syme is an assistant professor in Gerontology in the Kansas State University Center on Aging, and she serves as a faculty member in the KSU School of Family Studies and Human Services. Her background is in counseling psychology and public health. Her doctorate is from the University of Kansas and her Master of Public Health degree is from San Diego State University.

Her clinical postdoctoral training was concentrated in geropsychology and neuropsychology, and she was a research postdoc in cancer health disparities and aging. Prior to joining the faculty at KSU, Syme was a research assistant professor at San Diego State University working on grant-funded research from the Alzheimer’s Association on sexual decision-making among cognitively compromised older adults. Her research interests are centered on sexual health in later life and across the lifespan, sexual decision-making in long-term care residents, and person-centered long-term care.


Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas, 2009
M.P.H. in Epidemiology, San Diego State University, 2012
M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Gonzaga University, 2004
B.A. in Psychology and Religion (double major), Whitworth University, 2002