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 Southcoast Cognitive Aging Study. To volunteer to participate in future studies, please call 508-999-8385.
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.
Research of Faculty Interest Group on Aging
Brian Ayotte, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences; Associate Director, University Honors College
Research Interests: Aging, health psychology, interpersonal relationships, cognition, and problem solving
Laura Forker, PhD
Professor of Operations Management, Charlton College of Business; Director, Online MS in Healthcare Management
Research Interests: Improving quality, safety, and process efficiency in healthcare.
Jennifer Viveiros, PhD
Assistant Professor, Adult Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Research Interests: Chronic health, cardiovascular disease, and aging and health.