Riley Gallivan

Riley Gallivan


Dr. Susan Bluck


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Health Science




Campus Diplomats, J.O.Y. Club, No One Dies Alone, Pi Beta Phi

Academic Awards

University Scholar 2021, PHHP Dean's List Spring 2021, PHHP Dean's List Fall 2020, President's Honor Roll Spring 2020, PHHP Dean's List Spring 2020, CALS Dean's List Fall 2019, CALS Dean's List Fall 2018, Florida Medallion Scholar 2018, Dunedin Rotary Club Scholarship 2018, Alexander Grossman Scholarship 2018


Al'z Place, Gainesville Senior Center, UF Shands, Oak Hammock Retirement Community

Research Interests

Gerontology; the aging process; quality of life during aging, dementia

Hobbies and Interests

Spending time outside, cooking, and reading

Research Project

Evaluating a Life Story Book Activity for Improving Emotional Wellbeing in Dementia

Loss of memory related to dementia can lead to decreased wellbeing. This study looks at the effect of digital life story books as a psychosocial approach to help participants with memory difficulties maintain a sense of “being themselves” and increase their emotional wellbeing.