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Andrea Fitzroy, PhDAssistant Teaching Professor of Health Equity


Dr. Andrea Fitzroy holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Georgia State University, specializing in Gender and Sexuality. She also has a graduate certificate in Gerontology from Georgia State University. She earned her MS in Human Resource Development with a graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution from Florida International University.

Her current research is on intimacy, social relationships, health, and care in older adulthood.
Dr. Fitzroy’s teaching experience includes a variety of sociology and gerontology courses, including Aging & Society, Death, Dying & Loss, Diversity & Aging, Sociology of the Body, Sociology of Health & Illness, Introduction to Sociology, and Social Problems, among others.

  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Georgia State University, July 2020
    • Gender and Sexuality Concentration
  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, Gerontology Institute, Georgia State University, May 2018
  • Masters of Science, Florida International University, May 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Florida International University, May 2002
    • Graduated Magna cum laude

Recent Publications

  • Fitzroy, A. F., Kemp, C. L., & Burgess, E. O. (2022). “I’m not terribly lonely”: Advancing the understanding of intimacy among older adults. Journal of Aging Studies, 61(10015).
  • Morgan, J. C., Kemp, C. L., Barmon, C., Fitzroy, A. F., & Ball, M. M. (2021). Limiting and promoting resident self-care in assisted living. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, gbab016,
  • Kemp, C. L., Ball, M. M., Jason, K., Dillard, J. A., & Fitzroy, A. F. (2020). Communicative competence: Responding to residents’ health changes in assisted living. The Gerontologist, gnz119.
  • Kemp, C. L., Ball, M. M., Morgan, J. C., Doyle, P. J., Burgess, E. O, Dillard, J., Barmon, C. B., Fitzroy, A. F., Helmly, V. E., Avent, E., & Perkins, M. M. (2017). Exposing the backstage: Critical reflections on a longitudinal qualitative study of residents’ care networks in assisted living. Qualitative Health Research, 27, 1190-1202.
  • Carlson, D. L., Hanson, S., & Fitzroy, A. F. (2016). The division of childcare, sexual intimacy, and relationship quality in couples. Gender & Society, 30(3), 442–466.


  • Gerontological Society of America
  • Sociologists for Women in Society
  • Southern Sociological Association
  • American Sociological Association