July 16 — Doctoral alumnus collaborates with UC Davis researchers Perry Gee, a 2014 alumnus of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and a nursing researcher at Dignity Health, collaborated with an interprofessional team of researchers to better understand the online communities of adult diabetics. Their article, “Understanding Why Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Join Diabetes Online Communities: Semantic Network Analyses,” explored both the reasons people with diabetes join online communities as well as how practitioners may support these individuals’ efforts. Perry was a second author of the article, which was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) Aging. Perry worked with Jakeem Amir Lewis of the UC Davis Department of Human Ecology, who was the primary author of the article. Other researchers included Chia-Ling Lynn-Ho of the UC Davis Department of Communications and Lisa M. Soederberg Miller of the University of Utah College of Nursing.