Brian Carpenter

Brian Carpenter

Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences​
Interim Director of Clinical Training
PhD, Case Western Reserve University
MA, Case Western Reserve University
BA, Williams College

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    CB 1125
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

​Professor Carpenter conducts research on the clinical psychology of aging. His research focuses on family relationships in late life, with a particular emphasis on collaborative family communication and decision-making.

Selected Publications

Carpenter, B.D. & Gooblar, J. (2018). Disclosing a neurodegenerative diagnosis: The complexities of telling and hearing. In G.E. Smith and S. Farias (Eds.), APA Handbook of Dementia. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Wynn, M., & Carpenter, B.D. (2017). Triadic discourse features and their effect on outcomes of dementia diagnosis disclosure. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.

Moye, J., Molinari, V.A., Karel, M.J., Naik, A.D., Sakai, E., & Carpenter, B.D.  (2017). Come, join, lead: Attracting students to careers in aging and promoting involvement in gerontological societies. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 39, 374-384.

Kozlov, E., McDarby, M., Reid, C., & Carpenter, B.D. (2017). Knowledge of palliative care among community-dwelling adults. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 35, 647-651.