Marti DeLiema

Marti DeLiema
Professor, School of Social Work
College of Education and Human Development, Twin Cities
  • Education
  • Family and social relationships
  • Planning


Professor Marti DeLiema is  an interdisciplinary gerontologist, driven to understanding how our society can cultivate long, healthy, and fulfilling lives for all citizens. An important component of aging well is avoiding financial abuse and fraud, yet victimization causes millions of Americans to become financially fragile in older age. Using both quantitative and qualitative research methods, Professor DeLiema studies financial victimization using focus groups, in-depth interviews, and survey and panel data. She collaborates with financial institutions, the Federal Trade Commission, the US Postal Inspection Service, the FINRA Foundation, and other agencies to analyze victimization risk factors and test efforts to inoculate consumers from fraud through enhanced consumer education and structural interventions. Her research is funded by the National Institute of Justice, the Social Securtity Administration, the National Institute on Aging, the Society of Actuaries, AARP and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

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Talking with U of M

Talking financial scam protection with U of M

Assistant Research Professor Marty DeLiema studies the risk factors associated with financial fraud, provides expert tips for how to avoid financial fraud, and identifies what to do when you fall victim to scammers.

Marti DeLiema
Talking with U of M

Talking aging family planning with U of M

Marti DeLiema Ph.D., an assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development, shares tips on how older adults can have meaningful conversations with adult family members.