Gerontology Program Affiliated Faculty
Cheryl Alvarez, Gerontology
Email: email@example.com Office: H-735B X3729
John Doyle, Human Services
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: EC-474 X2254
Academic Interests and Research Areas: cultural diversity competence, professional ethics in the helping professions, issues of development and aging over the lifecycle, developmental disabilities, technology in human services education, and technology in human services delivery.
Karen Fazio, Public Health/Gerontology
Email: email@example.com Office: H-735 X3729
Karen Fazio's research interests include the impact of exercise on healthy aging, spirituality and the aging process, and family caregiver stress.
Sara Johnson, Anthropology
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office:MH-426L X5762
Research interest: Aging & the life course, societal transformation & the roles of the elderly.
Sang June Oh, Engineering
Email: email@example.com Office: CS-503 X7161
Research interests: control applications in biomedical engineering, assistive technology, and iterative learning and repetitive control design for aerospace applications.
Nilay Patel, Biology
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: DBH-111A X2483
Research interests: Gene regulation of apolipoportein E (apoE), role of apoE in Alzheimer's Disease.
Jennifer Piazza, Public Health
Email: email@example.com Office: KHS-243 X7137
Research interests: developmental and health psychology, psychophysiology, stressor reactivity, aging and emotional experience
Carter Rakovski, Sociology
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: CP-900-20 X2737
Research interests include Caring Labor, Gender and Work, Nursing Homes, HealthCare, Employment and Fibromyalgia.
Carl Renold, Human Services
Email: email@example.com Office: EC-460 X5106
Research interests: Successful Aging, Survey Research, Technology and Aging, Autism and Asperger's Syndrome, and Caregiver Stress.
Adam Roberts, Psychology
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: H-730F X 4655
Research utilizes advanced microscopy combined with optogenetics to observe memory formation in vivo. Current projects are using light sensitive proteins to map and control memory-related neural circuits.
Nina Robson, Mechanical Engineering
Email: email@example.com Office: E-406 X 3723
Research is in the areas of Kinematics, Mechanism Design and Robotics/Bio-robotics.
Rose Sakamoto, Nursing
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: EC-676; RGC-18C X7649;X3392
Research Interests include Preventive - Care/Lifestyle, Health Promotion /Disease Prevention; Nutritional Cardiovascular Epidemiology: Vitamin D; Aging, Care of Older Adults- Gerontology, desire to specialize in mental health issues: Depression/Dementia; Public Health: Health Disparities; College Health; Anti-Coagulation Specialist. Robust Aging Program Coordinator, Ruby Gerontology Department
James Santucci, Comparative Religion
Email: email@example.com Office: UH-312 X3727
Research interests: Theosophy, the Theosophical Society, Vedic literature, Theravada Buddhism, and Samkhya.
Parvin Shahrestani, Biological Science
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: MH-103E X 4233
Research Interest: Evolutionary genomics, population genetics, experimental evolution, aging, immunity, Drosophila melanogaster.
Dominick Sturz, Public Health
Email: email@example.com Office: EC-475 X 3316
Professor Sturz’s research interests include various domains of gerontology (particularly aging workers), spirituality and religiosity (especially in aging), mental health, and education.
Stephanie Vaughn, Nursing
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: EC-127B X7927
Dr. Vaughn’s research interests include stroke prevention behaviors, management of stroke sequela in both men and women, and social presence in online learning environments of diverse student populations.