Dr. Antonucci is a Research Professor at the Life Course Development Program, and the Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on social relations across the life span, including multigenerational studies of the family and comparative studies of social relations across the life span in the United States, Europe and Japan. In 1992 she conducted an in-depth examination of social relations among a community based Detroit population aged eight through 95 and including a nested mother-child (8-12 year old) dyad. With colleagues in Japan, this study was replicated in Yokahama, Japan. In 2005 a second wave of data was collected in both countries and the results are now being analyzed. Dr. Antonucci has extended this work to other countries and has been involved with a multinational examination of how social relations help older people in different countries cope with resource deficits often experienced by the elderly.