2012 Distinguished Mentorship in Gerontology Award, Behavioral and Social Sciences Section, Gerontological Society of America
2007 Fellow - World Demographic Association
2006 Alumni Award for Excellence in Research, Virginia Tech
Wacker, R. R., & Roberto, K.A. (2011). Aging social policies: An international perspective. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
Resnick, B., Gwyther, L. & Roberto, K.A. (Eds.) (2011). Resilience in aging: Concepts, research, and outcomes. New York: Springer Publishing.
Roberto, K.A. (Ed.). (1996). Relationships between women in later life. Haworth Press. [Selected for inclusion on the Women’s Studies Core Lists, 2001]
Roberto, K.A., Brossoie, N., McPherson, M., Pulsifer, M.B., & Brown, P. (in press). Violence against rural older women: Promoting community awareness and action. Australasian Journal on Ageing. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2012.00649.x 2.
Brossoie, N., Roberto, K.A., & Barrow, K. M. (in press). Making sense of intimate partner violence in late life: Comments from online news readers. The Gerontologist. doi: 10.1093/geront/gns046. 3.
Roberto, K.A., McPherson, M., & Brossoie, N. (in press). Intimate partner violence in late life: A review of the empirical literature. Violence Against Women. 4.
Roberto, K.A., McCann, B.R., & Brossoie, N. (in press). Intimate partner violence in late life: An analysis of national news reports. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect.
2012-16 Cancer Survivorship among Older Adults in Rural Appalachia. Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Department of Agriculture, under Project No. VA-139732 of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, $25,000.
2011-15 Non-Intrusive Multi-Patient Fall-Risk Monitoring in Health Care Facilities. National Science Foundation, $1,200,000. Thurmon Lockhart, PI; Dong S. Ha, Karen A. Roberto, Mark Lach, Co-PIs.
2010-15 Appalachian Community Cancer Network II. National Institutes of Health /National Cancer Institute, (1U54CA153604-01), $6,503,314 ($579,994/Virginia Tech; PI for Virginia; CoDirector, Training Core).
Health and Social Support of Older Women
Chronic Illness in Late Life (osteoporosis, pain, cancer)
Caring for Older Persons with Memory Problems
Elder Abuse/Late Life IPV
Director, Center for Gerontology, Virginia Tech
Founding Director, Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment, Virginia Tech
Past Chair, Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America