Laura Andrea Prieto

Laura Andrea Prieto is a doctoral student in the UW–Madison Kinesiology department, focused on the role of caregivers in promoting physical activity for older adults. She is especially interested in working with older adults with disabilities and neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Laura has done research on the experiences of older adults and caregivers in a dance setting, and wants to understand how dance and physical activity interventions can influence the quality of life of older adults and their caregivers. She is also exploring how caregivers and older adults of Hispanic heritage navigate the caring relationship within a U.S. and non-U.S. context.