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Area of Expertise: Aging

Casanova, Maria

Assistant Professor of Economics

Areas of Knowledge
  • Aging
  • Retirement
  • Pensions
  • Retirement Savings
  • Social Security
  • Financial Literacy
  • Pension systems in Europe

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Cherin, David A.

Professor of Social Work

Chair of the Department of Social Work

Areas of Knowledge
  • Death and dying and use of hospice and palliative care
  • Aging issues in the community
  • California Foster Care system
  • Leadership and supervision in the human services/non-profit sector
  • HIV-AIDs and end of life care

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Cooper, Therese J.

Lecturer in Human Communication Studies

Areas of Knowledge
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Voice disorders
  • Cleft palate
  • Communication and aging

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Erickson, Barbra E.

Professor of Anthropology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Anthropology
  • Aging
  • Culture change
  • Social organization
  • Culture and economy
  • Chronic illness
  • History of medicine
  • Medical use of radiation
  • Qualitative research methods

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Jones, C. Jessie E.

Assistant Vice President, Academic and Community Partnerships

Professor of Health Science

Areas of Knowledge
  • Issues related to successful aging
  • fibromyalgia
  • effects of exercise on the aging process

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Kao, Dennis

Associate Professor of Social Work

Areas of Knowledge
  • Health disparities
  • Aging minority populations
  • Aging-friendly communities
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)

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Patel, Nilay V.

Associate Professor of Biological Science

Areas of Knowledge
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • stem cell biology
  • gene expression
  • stem cell training
  • drug discovery
  • neurodegeneration
  • aging

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Renold, Carl

Professor of Human Services

Areas of Knowledge
  • Technology and aging
  • End-of-life care
  • public policy and aging
  • survey research methods
  • gerontology

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Rikli, Roberta E.

Interim Associate Vice President for Research, Creative Activities and Technology Transfer

Professor Eneritus of Kinesiology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Assessment of physical performance
  • healthy aging
  • reducing physical frailty
  • physical mobility

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Rose, Debbie J.

Professor of Kinesiology

Director, Center for Successful Aging

Areas of Knowledge
  • Assessment and treatment of balance and mobility disorders in older adult populations (e.g., community-residing, institutionalized, cognitively impaired)
  • role of physical activity in the aging process
  • components of successful aging
  • training of senior fitness instructors, balance and mobility specialists
  • fall prevention strategies for the elderly
  • Australia

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Shahrestani, Parvin

Assistant Professor Biological Science

Areas of Knowledge
  • Population Genetics
  • Evolution

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Solberg, Eric J.

Professor Emeritus of Economics

Areas of Knowledge
  • Wage and employment discrimination in labor markets
  • Economics of aging and gerontology
  • Minimum wage
  • Wages (gender pay gap)
  • Discrimination, labor markets

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Zettel-Watson, Laura

Professor of Psychology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Social Relationships in Later Life
  • Gerotechnology
  • Health and Aging

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