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John W. Apolzan, PhD, 2009
Department: Foods and Nutrition
Dissertation: The Effects of Training Status on Appetitive, Metabolic, and Endocrine Responses in Older Adults.
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Robert Bergia, PhD, 2020
Department: Nutrition Science
Dissertation: Relations and Effects of Dietary Protein and Body Composition on Cardiometabolic Health
Current Position: Scientist-Protein Nutrition, ADM

Kathryn Berlin, PhD, 2012
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Dissertation: Why Older Women Continue to be Physically Active: A Mixed Methods Investigation of Older Women's Motivations for Engaging in Sports-Based Versus Exercise-Based Leisure Activity.
Current Position: Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Program, IUPUI/Indiana University

Tamra Bireta, PhD, 2006
Department: Psychological Sciences
Dissertation: Age-related Differences in the von Restorff Isolation Effect.
Current Position: Professor, Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey

Kathryn Bojczyk, PhD, 2004
Department: Human Development and Family Studies
Dissertation: Head Start Children's Literacy Experiences and Outcomes: Associations with Mothers' Beliefs.
Current Position: Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Early Childhood Education, The Catholic University of America.

Justin R. Bryant, DO, MBA, Certificate Program, 2005
Current Position: Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellow, Children's National Health System

Andres Carrillo, PhD, 2010
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Dissertation: Does Vitamin D Supplementation Augment Exercise-Induced Changes in Health and Physical Performance?
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Chatham University

Wai Chan, PhD, 2014
Department: Human Development and Family Studies
Dissertation: How Does Personality Contribute To Retirement Savings?

Pei-Chun Chen, PhD, 2005
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: The Effects of Residential Relocation on Health among Very Old Community-dwellers

Aleda Hess Chen, PhD, 2011
Department: Pharmacy Practice
Dissertation: Health Literacy and Self-Care of Patients with Heart Failure
Current Position: Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Cedarville University School of Pharmacy

Yen-Pi Cheng, MS, 2011
Department: Human Development and Family Studies
Current Position: Research Assistant, University of Texas-Austin

Emily Chan-Ching Chiang, PhD, 2011
Department: Nutrition Science
Dissertation: Studies on the Mechanisms of the Prostate Cancer Protective Effect of Dietary Selenium

HyeYoung Cho, PhD, 2020
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Dissertation: Multitask Performance in Adaptive Gait: Structural and Capacity Interference
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, University of Northern Iowa

Krista M. Clark Cline, PhD, 2007
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: Dogs and People: Using Role Strain and Role Enhancement Theories to Predict Dog Owners' Well-Being
Current Position: Associate Professor of Sociology/Department Chair, Butler University

Connie C. Cole, DNP, 2014
Department: Nursing
Dissertation: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Gerontological Knowledge in Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioners
Current Position: Clinical Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing

Gulcin Con, PhD, 2018
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: Gender and parental support in adult children in later life
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology, TED University, Ankara, Turkey

Don Crohan, PhD, 2005
Department: Educational Studies
Dissertation: The Utility of Holland Model with the Five Factor Model to Guide the Undecided Student Toward Academic Major Selection.
Current Position: Department of Sociology, ECPI University

Elizabeth A. DeYoung, MS, 2009
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Current Position: Health Educator at Carilon Clinic, Roanoke, VA

Marquita Dill, MS, 2010
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Current Position: Residency Program Coordinator, Howard University Hospital

Angela DeMano Doehring, PhD, 2012
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Dissertation: Does a Faith-Based Community Center Impact the Physical Activity Practices among Middle Aged and Older Adults?
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Allied Health, University of Illinois

Nancy E. Edwards, PhD, 1996
Department: Human Development and Family Studies
Dissertation: The Management of Parkinson's Disease as it Relates to Marital Quality, Perceived Support, Locus of Control, and Perceived Burden
Current Position: Professor, Purdue University of School of Nursing

Margaret A. Favorite, MS, 2004
Department: Human Development and Family Studies

Rong Fu, PhD, 2016
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: Early Parental Loss, Socioeconomic Stressors, and Health in Later Life: Evidence for Gender Disparity
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Siena College

Kathleen Hill Gallant, PhD, 2010
Department: Nutrition Science
Dissertation: Predictors of Skeletal Calcium Accretion in Adolescents from Pooled Metabolic Balance Studies
Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota

Megan Gilligan, PhD, 2013
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: Stretching The Ties That Bind: When Children Become Estranged From Their Mothers.
Current Position: Associate Professor of Sociology, Iowa State University

Erica L. Hegland, PhD, 2017
Department: Speech, Language, and Hearing Science
Dissertation: Aging Effects on Suppression and Gain Reduction Estimates and their Relationship to Speech Perception in Noise
Current Position: Enrolled in Nursing Program, Marian University

Abigail Howard, PhD, 2015
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: The Impact of Early Life Adversity on Later Life Health
Current Position: Manager, Redemption House Ministries

MK Huffman, PhD, 2021
Department: Health & Kinesiology
Dissertation: Older Adults' Maintenance of Physical Activity: An Investigation of the Motives of Enjoyment, Satisfaction, Identity, and Self-Determination
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, The PATIENTS Program, University of Maryland Baltimore

Kimberly S. Hurley, PhD, 2005
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Dissertation: Comparison Types and the Physical Self in Older Adulthood
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Physical Education Pedagogy, University of Northern Iowa

Heidi B. IglayReger, PhD, 2006
Department: Nutrition Science
Dissertation: The Influence of Protein Intake during Resistance Training on Body Composition and Glucose Metabolism in Older Men and Women
Current Position: Laboratory Manager, Laboratory for Physical Activity and Exercise Intervention Research, University of Michigan

Kimberly Illingworth, PhD, 1999
Department: Pharmacy Practice
Dissertation: Impact of Interdisciplinary Health Care on Elderly Patients' Health-related Quality of Life, Patient Satisfaction, and Health Care Utilization
Current Position: Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University

Shalon M. Irving, PhD, 2006
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: More Than Sticks and Stones: The Long-term Consequences of Reported Childhood Maltreatment on Health in Adulthood
Deceased: January 28, 2017

Lakshmi K. Josyula, PhD, 2008
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Dissertation: Examination of Physical Activity for Health Promotion, and Attitudes Towards Aging among Adults-Cross-Cultural Comparisons; Healthcare Provider Recommendations: Toolkit Evaluation
Current Position: Senior Research Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health

Shinyoung Jun, PhD, 2020
Department: Nutrition Science
Dissertation: Identifying nutritional risk among vulnerable U.S. populations
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University

Naomi Kariuki, MS, 2013
Department: Veterinary and Clinical Science
Current Position: Medical Science Liaison at Oncology at Turning Point Therapeutics

Christine Keller, PhD, 2016
Department: Nutrition Science/Forestry and Natural Resources
Dissertation: Biochemical Changes in Animal Models of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Jessica Kelley, PhD, 2002
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: The Disability Gap: Risk for Life Course Disability Trajectories for Black and White Older Adults
Current Position: Professor, Director, Graduate Program in Sociology, Case Western Reserve University

Blakelee Kemp, PhD, 2018
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: Early social origins of premature aging: How do childhood exposures shape aging and mortality?
Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Seoyoun Kim, PhD, 2015
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: Social Antecedents and Health Consequences of Productive Activity
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Texas State University

Sara Kubik, PhD, 2008
Department: Computer Graphics Technology
Dissertation: Older Adults and Cell Phones: A Mixed-Methods Usability Study
Current Position: Attorney and Owner, Kubik Legal

James M. Larkin, PhD, 2004
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Dissertation: Psychosocial Determinants of Exercise in People 65 and Older: Recruitment and Population Campaign Strategies
Current Position: Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Medicine, Eastern Kentucky University

Min-Ah Lee, PhD, 2007
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: Social Forces and Health among Hispanic Americans: Adverse Effects of Residential Segregation and Discrimination?
Current Position: Professor of Sociology, Chung-Ang University

Yunqing Li, PhD, 2004
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: Volunteering and Mental Health: Benefits of Engagement or Social Selection
Current Position: Research Scientist, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

Peter MacLean, PhD, 2001
Department: Psychological Sciences
Dissertation: Attachment in Marriage: Predicting Marital Satisfaction from Partner Matching using a Three-group Typology of Adult Attachment Style
Current Position: Private Practice, Centretown Psychological Services

Megan K. MacPherson, PhD, 2013
Department: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Dissertation: Cognitive and Autonomic Factors in Speech Motor Control: Effects of the Aging Process
Current Position: Faculty, Central Michigan University, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Mary Marshall, PhD, 2018
Department: Human Development and Family Studies
Dissertation: Do you smoke? How physicians navigate conversations about smoking and lung cancer
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Gerontology, California State University-Long Beach

Brian McFarlin, PhD, 2003
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Dissertation: Pro-inflammatory Cytokines and Toll-like Receptor 4: A Regulatory Link?
Current Position: Associate Professor, Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, University of North Texas

Steven P. McKenzie, PhD, 2011
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Current Position: Clinical Assistant Professor, Coordinator, Center for Physical Activity in Wellness and Prevention, IUPUI

Laura M. Miller, MS, 2007
Department: Human Development and Family Studies
Current Position: Director of Institutional Research, Messiah College

Stephanie Thurman-Ed Mockobee, MS, 2002
Department: Human Development and Family Studies
Current Position: Hospital & Health Care Professional

Ranjini Mohan, PhD, 2016
Department: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Dissertation: Neural activity reveals effects of aging on inhibitory processes during word retrieval
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Texas State University

Patricia Morton, PhD, 2016
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: The Things They Carried: The Biological Residue of Childhood Misfortune
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Wayne State University

Brittney C. Muir, PhD, 2015
Department: Health & Kinesiology
Dissertation: The Effects Of Locomotor Task Challenge On The Gait Strategies Of Young, Middle-Aged, And Older Adults
Current Position: Research Scientist, Center for Limb Loss and MoBility (CLiMB), University of Washington

Marwa Noureldin, Pharm.D., PhD, 2015
Department: Pharmacy Practice
Dissertation: Characterization of Engagement in a Medication Management Role Among Informal Caregivers of Older Adult Care-Recipients
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manchester University

Tariqah A. Nuriddin, PhD, 2007
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: Weathering the Storm : Self-efficacy, Social Support Processes, and Health-related Coping Strategies among the Detroit-area Widowed
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Howard University

Ahmad Othman, PhD, 2000
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Dissertation: Factors of Breast Self-examination Behavior among Malaysian Women
Current Position: Associate Professor; Director, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Stephen Owens, PhD, 2000
Department: Psychological Sciences
Dissertation: The Effects of Dementing and Nondementing Illnesses on Long-term Marriages
Current Position: Training Co-Director, Psychology Internship Program, Department of Veterans Affairs/Athens VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Lauren Parker, PhD, 2014
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Dissertation: Are Measures of Discrimination Associated With the Health Status and Behavior of Black Males?
Current Position: Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Siyun Peng, PhD, 2019
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: Patterns, Predictors, and Consequences of Relationship Quality between Mothers and Their Adult Children in Later Life
Current Position: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Indiana University Department of Sociology and Network Science Institute

Wilma Phillips, MS, 1997
Department: Human Development and Family Studies
Deceased, September 11, 2002

Lindsay Pitzer, PhD, 2009
Department: Human Development and Family Studies
Dissertation: Childhood Abuse and Adulthood Well Being
Current Position: Social Scientist in Research and Evaluation at the US Food and Drug Administration, Center for Tobacco Products

Mari Plikuhn, PhD, 2010
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: Exploring Patterns of Reciprocal Influence Between Mothers and Daughters when Daughters Return to School in Midlife
Current Position: Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of Sociology Programs, and Director of the Gerontology Center, University of Evansville

Karis Pallone Pressler, PhD, 2014
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: "They'll Think It's a Good Thing": Examining the Dynamics of Walker, Cane, and Wheelchair Use Among Older Adults and Their Social Ties.
Current Position: Project Manager, Indiana Polypharmacy Reduction Project, Purdue University

Dan M. Ritchie, PhD, 2009
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Dissertation: Effect of Two Doses of an Exercise Intervention on Mobility and Function in Older Adults
Current Position: Owner of Miracles Fitness in Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana

Alicia Rodriguez Rubio, PhD, 2007
Department: Consumer Sciences and Retailing
Dissertation: The Effect of Health and Health Risk Factors on Household Wealth
Current Position: Professor of Finance, University of Incarnate Word

Marissa Rurka, PhD, 2021
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: The Caregiver Identity in Context: The Consequences of Identity Challenge from Siblings
Current Position: Senior Analyst, The Center for Health and Research Transformation

Hee Seung Roh Ryu, PhD, 1999
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Dissertation: Factors Associated With Weight Concerns and Unhealthy Eating Patterns among Korean Females

Markus H. Schafer, PhD, 2011
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: Does Health Divide? Social Networks and Emergent Social Boundaries in a Retirement Community
Current Position: Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

Michelle M. Schwartz, MS, 2005
Department: Human Development and Family Studies
Current Position: Chastity Educator

Jori Sechrist, PhD, 2008
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: Affection across Generations: A Within-family Test of the Intergenerational Solidarity Model
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology, McMurray University

Amber Seidel, PhD, 2012
Department: Human Development and Family Studies
Dissertation: Spouse Involvement and Diabetes Management in Later Life Couples
Current Position: Associate Professor, Penn State University-York

MinJung Seo, PhD, 2007
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Dissertation: Exercise Correlates of Personality and Self-Determination in Older Adults
Current Position: Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness, State University of New York-Oswego

Tetyana P. Shippee, PhD, 2008
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: Social Cohesion in Communities with High Residential Mobility
Current Position: Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Kenona H. Southwell, PhD, 2016
Department: Human Development and Family Studies
Dissertation: The Role of Workplace Supervisor Support in Caregiversí Marital Relationships
Current Position: Research Associate, Military Family Research Institute, Purdue University

John E. Spruill III, PhD, 2010
Department: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Dissertation: Working Memory and Inhibition Performance Predicts Phonological Processing in Elderly Women: Evidence from Behavioral and Electrophysiological Indices
Current Position: Program Coordinator for the Communication Sciences and Disorders at California State University, Dominguez Hills

Michael Steinhour, PhD, 2013
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: The Role of Traditionalism in Patterns of Support from Adult Children to Fathers in the Later Years
Current Position: Lecturer, Purdue University

Sean Stickney, PhD, 2006
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Dissertation: Physical Self-Perception, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and Health Behavior
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Health, Physical Education & Sport Science, Kennesaw State University

April Stull, PhD, 2007
Department: Nutrition Science
Dissertation: Relationships among Inositols, Glucose Tolerance, Insulin Sensitivity, and Tyrosine Phosphorylation of the Insulin Receptor
Current Position: Associate Professor in Nutrition Sciences, Baylor University

Ya-ping Su, PhD, 1999
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: A Twenty-year Illness Trajectory of Hypertensive Patients: Hospitalization and Mortality among the U.S. Black and White Adults
Current Position: Director of Research and Analytic Services, Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc.

Anusha Sundarrajan, PhD, 2016
Department: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Dissertation: Humidity and Vocal Loading on Voice Measures
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, San Francisco State University

Chiung-Ya Tang, PhD, 2006
Department: Human Development and Family Studies
Dissertation: The Relationship between Marital Commitment and Housework
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Penn State-Shenango

Lionel M. Thomas Jr., PhD, 2007
Department: Consumer and Family Sciences
Dissertation: Nutritional Intervention in Older Populations: Modeling the Dietary Behavioral Intentions of Congregate Meal Site Participants
Current Position: Associate Professor, International Tourism and Hospitality Management, Saint Leo University

Roland J. Thorpe, PhD, 2004
Department: Veterinary Pathobiology
Dissertation: Relationships between Pet Ownership, Physical Activity, and Human Health in Elderly Persons
Current Position: Associate Professor, Health, Behavior, and Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University

Kyle L. Timmerman, PhD, 2007
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Dissertation: Mechanism for the Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Exercise Training
Current Position: Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Nutrition and Health, Miami University

Nicholas Turiano, PhD, 2012
Department: Human Development and Family Studies
Dissertation: The Health Behavior Model of Personality
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Lifespan Developmental Psychology, West Virginia University

Lisa A. Farley VanWormer, PhD, 2006
Department: Psychological Sciences
Dissertation: Irrelevant Speech Effects in Implicit Sequence Learning

Yun Wang, PhD, 2005
Department: Statistics
Dissertation: Methods for Missing Values in Dichotomous Response Variables
Current Position: Statistician, FDA

Lori M. Ward, PhD, 2013
Department: Pharmacy Practice
Dissertation: Patient Perceptions of Physicians and Medication Adherence Among Medicare Part D Beneficiaries
Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, The University of Mississippi Medical Center

Eileen Weinheimer-Haus, PhD, 2011
Department: Nutrition Science
Dissertation: Effects of Whey Protein Supplementation and Exercise Training on Body Composition and Indices of Metabolic Syndrome in Middle-aged Overweight and Obese Adults
Current Position: Scientific Affairs Manager, Glanbia Performance Nutrition

Oliver Wendt, PhD, 2006
Department: Educational Studies/Special Education and Speech, Hearing, and Language Studies
Dissertation: Effectiveness of Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Research Lab on Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Autism Spectrumm Disorder and Developmental Disability, University of Central Florida

Hui-Ching Weng, PhD, 1997
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: The Impact of Gatekeeping on Physician Practice Patterns
Current Position: Professor, Institute of Gerontology, National Cheng-Kung University

Stacy Presley Whirl, PhD, 2005
Department: Consumer Sciences and Retailing
Dissertation: Examining Veterans' Generativity and Legacy Behavior using a Qualitative Phenomenological Approach
Current Position: Psychologist at Women and Infant's Hospital of Rhode Island and Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk

Jody Wilkinson, PhD, 2000
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: Intergenerational Inter Vivos Transfers: What is the Pattern and Level of Financial Support Parents Provide Their Adult Children

Lindsay Rinaldo Wilkinson, PhD, 2014
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: Financial Strain and the Health of Black, White, and Hispanic Older Adults: Lingering Effects of the Great Recession?
Current Position: Graduate Program Chair, Department of Gerontology, University of Nebraska Omaha

Monica Williams-Farrelly, PhD, 2020
Department: Sociology
Dissertation: Life Course Origins of Frailty in Later Life
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Survey Research Center-Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Tim Wright, PhD, 2008
Department: Health and Kinesiology
Dissertation: Principal Barriers to Health Promotion Program Participation by Older Adults
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point School of Health, Exercise, Science and Athletics

Meifang Xiang, PhD, 2008
Department: Consumer Sciences and Retailing
Dissertation: Three Essays on International Finance
Current Position: Associate Professor, Accounting, Texas A&M University - Commerce

Ting-Ying Yang, PhD, 2012
Department: Consumer Sciences and Retailing
Dissertation: Determinants of the Retirement Assets and the Amount in Stock Within Retirement Assets: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances and the Health and Retirement Study.
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Asia University Department of Psychology