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Dr. Briceno’s research focuses on cognitive health disparities and cognitive measurement across culturally and linguistically diverse older adult populations.

Dr. Sol’s research interests focus on evaluating psychosocial factors, contextual factors such as soDr. Sol’s research interests focus on evaluating psychosocial and physical context in racial/ethnic disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) with a focus on the neighborhood. Her clinical training as a rehabilitation psychologist informs her research on the role of context in ADRD disparities.

Dr. Zhao’s work spans several areas of genomic epidemiology, including gene discovery, gene-environment interaction, epigenomics, transcriptomics, mitochondrial genomics, and risk prediction.

Dr. Zahodne’s research focuses on cognitive and brain aging, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), and racial disparities in ADRD. The overall aim of her research program is to understand how psychosocial experiences influence late-life cognitive trajectories and the expression of neurodegenerative disease.

Dr. Sonnega conducts research on the social contextual determinants of work, health and well-being within a multidisciplinary life course. Her current work examines both health and work with a goal of informing policies that can positively affect both.

Dr. Smith applies life course/lifespan theory to the study of health and well-being in late life. Much of her research focuses on tracing life course predictors and pathways of different trajectories of functional maintenance, change, and survival.  She serves as a co-investigator on the Health and Retirement Study.

Dr. Ryan’s  research investigates individual and contextual influences on psychological well-being, physical health, and cognition as adults age. She has extensive experience  developing, implementing and harmonizing over the life course new measures for studies of older adults.

Dr. Polenick’s research interests center on family relationships and family caregiving in middle and later life. She is particularly interested in understanding mutual influences within care dyads that inform interventions to maintain the well-being of both care dyad members.

Dr. McNally’s research focuses on aging and life course issues and on methodological approaches to the improvement and enhancement of secondary research data. He is currently working on innovative tools and approaches to allow more efficient access to restricted data in a manner that maximizes both efficiency and subject confidentiality. He currently leads the NACDA Program on Aging, a data archive distributing studies on health and the aging life course.

Dr. Lustig’s research program examines how adults control and overcome different forms of interference, and the consequences when they don’t.  Underlying themes in her cognitive aging work emphasize factors that influence task engagement, including how task constraints versus monetary incentives affect age differences in performance, reports of boredom, distraction, and mind-wandering.