Michael (Captain) LaRocca


Mike is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy (West Point) and his master’s degree from Pepperdine University. His current research interests include the role of social support in the quality of life of older adults, as well as predictors of depression and hopelessness in older adults. He is also interested in the mental health needs of veterans. Outside of work, Mike enjoys exercising, reading, horseback riding, and caring for his dog and two cats.

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