The Research Program of the Gerontology Center occurs in the respective departments and laboratories of our core center faculty and of our new faculty group on age-related research.
Research of Center Faculty
Andrew Revell, PhD, is the Principal Investigator of the Cognitive Status and Health Assessment Tools for Cross-Cultural Community Engagement, part of the Southcoast Cognitive Aging Study, is funded by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Office of the Provost. Previous funding received from Chancellor's Research Fund and Joseph P. Healey Endowment Grant. To volunteer to participate, please call 508-910-6504.
Dr. Revell's overall cognitive aging research program addresses three specific areas of interest: 1) remediation of cognitive decline and potential gene-environment interactions; 2) measurement of normal versus pathological changes with age; and 3) multivariate analysis of health and cognition over time.
Left: Research Session of the Southcoast Cognitive Aging Study
Research of Faculty Interest Group on Aging
Brian Ayotte, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences; Communications Director, University Honors Program
Research Interests: Aging, health psychology, interpersonal relationships, cognition, and problem solving
Aminda O'Hare, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences; Advisor, Pre-Health Professions Program
Research Interests: emotion and cognition, individual differences, anxiety, cognitive bias, and event-related potentials (ERPs)
Laura Forker, PhD
Professor of Operations Management, Charlton College of Business; Coordinator, Online BS in Business Management
Research Interests: Improving quality, safety, and process efficiency in healthcare.
Maolin Guo, PhD
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
Research Interests: Oxidative stress, minimizing free radicals to prevent aging
Howard E. Michel, PhD
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Research Interests: Behavioral pattern monitoring to extend quality of independent life in elders using Cloud computing
Bharatendra K. Rai, PhD
Assistant Professor, Decision and Information Science, Charlton College of Business
Research Interests: Problem-solving tools and design, neural networks, applied statistical methods
Yuegang Zuo, PhD
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
Research Interests: Problem solving tools and design, neural networks, applied statistical methods
Healthy Aging Seminar Series
The Office of the Provost at UMass Dartmouth has generously awarded funding to Gerontology Center Core Faculty (2008-present) to host a Healthy Aging Research Seminar Series. For information, go to: Seminar Series.
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