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Aging-Related Research

Christopher Ardern Health Identification of sub groups of the population that are at high risk for chronic diseases; the role of lifestyle factors in prediction of cardiometabolic risk.
 Pat Armstrong LAPS Re-imagining long-term residential care: An international study in promising practices.
 Ellen Bialystok Health Cognitive aging. Bilingualism and dementia. Cognitive reserve.
 Suzanne Cook LAPS Reinvention and renewal in later life. The new retirement. Later life growth, development, health and well-being. Lifelong learning. Intergenerational learning and mentoring. Civic engagement, volunteerism and community health.
 Norma Sue Fisher-Stitt Fine Arts Dance with older adults: physical, psychological and cognitive benefits. Dance with special populations.
William Gage Health Biomechanics, neuromuscular control of movement, postural control, balance and locomotion, falls in the elderly, stroke rehabilitation, osteoarthritis, knee joint replacement.
 Lucy Gagliese Health Pain, cancer. palliative care and aging.
Health education for older people.
Laurence Harris Health Vision, vestibular system, eye and head movements, perception of motion, psychophysics, multisensory interactions, body representation, orientation in unusual environments
Denise Henriques Health Multisensory integration (vision, proprioception) motor learning, spatial memory, eye-hand coordination in older adults.
David Hood  Health Synthesis and degradation of mitochondria in aging muscle. Effect of exercise on muscle mass and mitochondrial function as we age. 
Christine Jonas-Simpson Health Intergenerational learning, relational dementia care and palliative dementia care.
 Thomas Klassen LAPS Retirement in Canada. Income security for older people, especially pensions.
 Jennifer Kuk Health Aging related changes in the relationship between physical activity, obesity diet and health using epidemiological methods.
Judith MacDonnell Health Health and health service needs of LGBT older adults.
 Gail Mitchell Health Quality of life. Stigma, and dementia. Person-centred dementia care. Knowledge Mobilization through the Arts (drama) about living with dementia). Evaluating person-centred dementia care. Fostering a culture of possibility in dementia care.
Norman Park Health  Memory and aging; cognitive aging.
 Malini Persaud Health Qualitative research focused on positive affect and persons living with advanced dementia of the Alzheimer type.
 Guy Proulx Glendon Applied research in clinical assessments and treatment programs.
 Jill Rich Health Associative memory abilities in normal aging and other aspects of cognitive neuropsychology of aging, particularly memory processing. Cognitive effects of chemotherapy and cancer-related cognitive dysfunction in women, particularly among breast cancer survivors. One focus of this research is on the role of hormonal changes in cognitive changes among postmenopausal cancer patients. Emotional regulation via cognitive reappraisal in relation to cognitive control abilities in healthy older adults.
Josee Rivest Glendon Face recognition, shape perception, and visual attention in older adults with visual and cognitive impairments.
Shayna Rosenbaum Health The role of the hippocampus and related brain structures in recent and remote memory - Neural representation of spatial memory and cognition - The role of different frontal regions in emotional-cognitive processing.
Anthony Scime Health Studying the molecular and cellular basis of stem cells in muscle that become deficient during the aging process.
Lauren Sergio Health Skilled movement control in healthy aging and in those at risk for dementia.
 Mina Singh Health Community health nursing; mental health nursing; community development.
 Dale Stevens Health Cognitive aging and the brain primarily using neuroimaging (e.g., MRI) to investigate age-related neurocognitive changes in older adulthood.
 Hala Tamim Health Effects of Tai Chi on mental and physical health of older adults. Evaluation of physical activity programs. Adherence and sustainability to physcical activity programs among older adults.
 Frances Wilkinson Health Vision and healthy aging (past work on higher level visual functions; future work more likely to be more qualitative and to address issues around universal design, especially as related to lighting; also lighting and circadian issues as related to health).
 Melody Wiseheart Health Learning and memory (spacing effect). Executive function and processing speed.