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. 

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
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.