The National Institutes of Health awarded Gillian Marshall, assistant professor of social work at UW Tacoma, more than $675,000 to study the complex and previously unexplored relationship between financial hardship and mental and physical health. The Great Recession of 2008 altered the financial well-being of millions of people, especially older Americans. Using economic data from the 2008–2010 recession, Marshall hopes to glean important insights into a major contributor to overall health—financial stress.