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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. Lei’s research focuses on dementia care, health care delivery, long-term care, labor migration, left-behind children, smoking and geriatric oncology.

Dr. Hicken studies the social causes and biological mechanisms linking racial group membership to renal and cardiovascular disease inequalities. Her research examines the interrelated roles of racial residential segregation, neighborhood disadvantage, environmental hazards, and racial health inequalities in adult populations, including older adults.

Dr. Taylor’s research examines informal social support networks of Black Americans including in later life.  He also studies religious participation among African Americans across the life course.  He is Co-Director of the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research.

Dr. Sheria G. Robinson-Lane is a gerontologist with expertise in palliative care, long-term care, and nursing administration. Her work aims to reduce health disparities and improve health equity for diverse older adults and family caregivers managing pain and chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s. 

Dr. Duchowny’s research seeks to bridge the social, environmental, and biological determinants of musculoskeletal health and physical functioning in older adults. She is most interested in identifying which aspects of the built and social environment matter most in helping older adults maintain independence and understanding life course sociobiologic mechanisms (e.g., viral infections, mitochondrial function) that drive disparate outcomes in physical disability especially related to neighborhoods.

Dr. Noppert utilizes an integrative, biosocial approach to both understand and ameliorate long-standing health disparities in aging. Her work incorporates life course data on the social environment at the structural-, neighborhood- , and individual-levels with biological data to understand patterns of immune aging and the implications for overall aging-related morbidity and mortality. 

Dr. Peterson applies advanced population-level analysis and mixed methods approaches to examine issues of safety and mobility throughout the life course.  Her transportation research promotes practical applications supporting mobility-related health and wellbeing for adults, including older adults living with dementia. 

Dr. Lee’s research focuses on improving inclusivity of research data through addressing sampling and measurement issues in data collection with linguistic and racial minorities as well as hard-to-reach and older populations and cross-cultural survey methodology.

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.