Faculty Associates

Elliot M. Friedman

Contact Information
Email: efriedman@purdue.edu
Office: HNLY 247 Map
Phone: 765-496-6378
Fax: 765-496-1144
Homepage: Homepage
William and Sally Berner Hanley Professor of Gerontology

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PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison Behavioral Neuroscience 1993

Research Interests

Psychosocial influences on biological regulation and health in aging adults; positive psychological functioning and healthy aging

Teaching Interests

Adult development and aging; lifespan development


2020 - National Institutes of Health
2020 - Purdue Research Foundation
2020 - Purdue Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships

Selected Publications

Teas, E., Friedman, E., & Amireault, S. (2022). Purpose In Life And Personal Growth: The Unique And Joint Contribution Of Physical Activity And Basic Psychological Needs. Applied Psychology: Health And Well Being, 1 24. Https://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12347

Teas, E., & Friedman, E. (2021). Sleep And Functional Capacity In Adults: Cross-sectional Associations Among Self-report And Objective Assessments. Sleep Health, 7(2), 198-204.

Teas, E., Robertson, O., Marceau, K., & Friedman, E. (2021). Not Seeing Double: Discordance In Disease, Function, And Their Longitudinal Associations In Monozygotic Twins. Psychosomatic Medicine, 83(7), 724-732.

Mesas, A.E., Peppard, P.E., Hale, L., Friedman, E.M., Nieto, F.J., & Hagen, E.W. (2020). Individuals Perceptions Of Social Support From Family And Friends Is Associated With Lower Risk Of Sleep Complaints And Short Sleep Duration. Sleep Health, 6: 110-116.

Mishra, A.A., Friedman, E.M., Mihalec-Adkins, B.P., Evich, C.D., Christ, S.L. & Marceau, K.M. (2019). Childhood Maltreatment Exposure And Physical Functional Limitations In Late Adulthood: Examining Subjective Sleep Quality In Midlife As A Mediator. Psychology And Health. Https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08870446.2019.1657576

Rector, J.L., Marceau, K., & Friedman, E.M. (2019). Moderation Of The Association Between Chronic Medical Conditions And Functional Limitations Over Time By Physical Activity: Effects Of Age. Journal Of Gerontology, Medical Sciences. Https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glz020

Rector, J.L., Tay, L., Weise, C.W., & Friedman, E.M. (2019). Relative Sensitivity Of Cortisol Indices To Psychosocial And Physical Health Factors. PLoS One. Https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0213513

Friedman, E.M., & Shorey, C. (2019). Inflammation In Multimorbidity And Disability: An Integrative Review. Health Psychology, 38: 791-801.

Friedman, E.M., Ruini, C., Foy, C.R., Jaros, L., Love, G., Ryff, C.D. (2019). Lighten UP! A Community-Based Group Intervention To Promote Eudaimonic Well-Being In Older Adults: A Multi-Site Replication With 6 Month Follow-Up, Clinical Gerontologist, 42:387-397. DOI: 10.1080/07317115.2019.1574944

Mishra, A. A., Friedman, E. M., Christ, S. L. And Denning, M. (2019), The Association Of Psychological Well?Being With Disablement Processes In A National Sample. Applied Psychology Health Well?Being, Doi: 10.1111/aphw.12152

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