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Research

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, isfunded 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. 

Research Session of Southcoast Cognitive Aging Study - Anne    

 

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

 

USA TodaySenior Moments article cites new research co-authored by Dr. Andrew Revell published in the Peer-Reviewed, Oxford Press Journal, Age and Aging.


Research of Faculty Interest Group on Aging

Brian Ayotte, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
Research Interests: Aging, health psychology, interpersonal relationships, cognition, and problem solving

Eileen Carreiro-Lewandowski, PhD
Professor, Medical Laboratory Science, College of Arts and Sciences; Director, Pre-Health Professions Program
Research Interests: Clinical data with elderly patients suffering from mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease and test utilization in cardiac patients

Laura Forker, PhD
Professor of Operations Management, Charlton College of Business
Research Interests: International pension operations, policy issues in elder care, and transportation for elders.

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


Gerontological Research Seminar Series

The Office of the Provost at UMass Dartmouth has generously awarded funding to Gerontology Center Core Faculty (2008-present) to host a Gerontological Research Seminar Series. For information, go to: Seminar Series.


For more information, please email us at: healthyaging@umassd.edu, or call (508) 999-8376.

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