Age Network Faculty

Faculty listed here are those, in the supporting units, who identify themselves as having expertise or interest in biobehavioral and social aging.  Coming soon:  Links to individual websites, where available, can be reached by clicking on each person's name.

Faculty Research Interests
Lise  Abrams Relationship between memory and language across adulthood; interactions between memory retrieval and language perception, comprehension, and production.
Elena  Andresen Development of research methods and measures related to older adults; health related quality of life and disability instruments.
Russell Bauer Preclinical detection of cognitive impairment; memory systems in the aged.
Keith Berg
Executive functions, especially planning and working memory, electrical brain potentials (EEG and ERP) and functional MRI in older adults.
Susan  Bluck Autobiographical memory and reasoning across the adult life span; age differences/continuities in the use of reminiscence and the life story.
Dawn  Bowers Clinical and research work in Parkinson's Disease, an age-related disorder and model for aging; mild cognitive impairment.
Neale  Chumbler Service delivery to older adults; developing tele-homecare strategies to improve patient-centered outcomes (e.g., functional independence).
Sherrilene Classen Older drivers; public health models and community injury prevention models for older drivers.
Tim  Conway Lifespan focus on developmental and acquired language disorders.
Bruce  Crosson Adult neuropsychology; language and aphasia, cerebral blood flow, SPECT, memory disorders; neuron-imaging of dementias.
Barbara  Curbow Psychosocial oncology, health psychology, and occupational health psychology.
Mike  Daniels Development of models for analysis of incomplete longitudinal data.
Paul  Duncan Access to medical and dental care; health insurance and the uninsured.
Allyson  Hall Health policy; Medicaid and the underinsured.
Jeffrey  Harman Role of social and economic factors on the utilization of mental health services by depressed elderly persons.
Linda  Hermer-Vasquez Neurobiology; neural activity patterns underlying working memory and decision-making processes.
Ann Horgas Pain management in dementia; cognitive interventions for older adults; pain assessment in nursing homes.
James Jessup Effects of exercise on renal & CV function, oxidative stress, blood pressure, bone density, and balance.
Tom  Kerkhoff Rehabilitation psychology, particularly with older adults.
Bob  Levitt Clinical Neuropsychologist; Board of Directors, Oak Hammock.
Barbara Lutz Living with disabililty; access to health care; community-based services for working-aged adults with chronic, disabling conditions.
William  Mann Technological interventions for disability in late life; older drivers.
Michael  Marsiske Older adults' everyday problem-solving; modifiability of cognitive performance; variability in cognition;  inter-relationship of  balance and locomotion with cognition.
Dennis  McCarthy Older drivers; congruence between different sources of driver evaluation.
Christina  McCrae Sleep and aging; behavioral interventions for insomniacs; daily co-variation between sleep, cognition and affective function.
Donna Neff Interventions for aging rural obese women and those with diabetes mellitus.
Bill  Perlstein Aging effects on aspects of cognitive control, and prefrontal function in Parkinson's disease.
Michael  Perri Obesity prevention interventions, and metabolic sequelae in midlife and late life women.
Catherine  Price Preclinical detection of cognitive impairment; vascular contributors to cognitive aging; post-operative cognitive dysfunction in the elderly.
Lorie  Richards Occupational therapy interventions with disabled older adults.
Beverly Roberts Function and independence in daily activities; effects of exercise on physical and psychosocial health.
Michael  Robinson Aging and pain; sex by age interactions in experience of pain; gender stereotypes of pain.  
Carmen Rodriguez Aging and experience of pain; primarily cancer patients with speech impairment and technology for communication.
John (Jay)  Rosenbek Neurologic abnormalities of language, speech and swallowing; treatments for deficits in emotional communication, and for swallowing disorders.
Meredith Rowe Issues facing informal caregivers of cognitively-impaired. Wandering and finding missing cognitively-impaired adults; development of technology to monitor wandering. 
Sam  Sears Behavioral medicine; cardiac psychology, implantable cardioverter defibrillator; quality of life.
Linda  Shaw Brain injury and ethical/autonomy/human rights issues;  job discrimination and aging.
Orit  Shechtman Older drivers; physiological and physical predictors of driving errors; driving simulators with older adults.
Joyce Stechmiller Immune function, nutritional status and wound healing in adults and the elderly.
Laura Bond Sutton Social support and quality of life in women with breast cancer; exercise adherence to reduce fatigue.
Lori Thomas Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, acute & chronic symptom management, aging
Craig  Velozo Disability in late life; Measurement design (Rasch modeling) of ADL/IADL/disability tools.
Bryan Weber Psychosocial interventions for improving the emotional reaction to disease and its treatment.
Robert  Weech-Maldonado Impact of organizational and market factors on access, quality, and costs of care for vulnerable populations, inclugind the elderly and racial/ethnic minorities.
Robin  West Practical aspects of memory; self-regulatory factors that affect memory. Interventions for improving older adults’ everyday memory skills.
Saunjoo Youn Complementary-alternative therapies for health promotion and managing chronic illness; health care disparities.





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