Leaders in Aging Studies Speak at USF

Upcoming presentation

September 27, 2024 Dr. Paula Carder

In Case You Missed It
Listen to and read about past distinguished lectures!

The Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging sponsors events, such as distinguished lectureships, that invite guest speakers to present the important research they are doing in the fields of policy and aging studies.  Here you will find information on these events, including slides used during the presentations and briefs summarizing the speakers’ presented research.

Nicholas Castle, (MHA, FGSA, PhD, Health Policy and Analysis, Penn State University 1994) 
Professor with the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Health Policy and Management
3-20-2024 "The CoreQ Survey: Developing a measure of resident and family satisfaction with nursing homes and assisted living communities."

Marianne Chanti-Ketterl, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Division of Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences
Duke University School of Medicine
2-23-2024 “Cognitive Trajectories; A Life Course Approach”  

Ernest Gonzales, PhD, MSSW,
James Weldon Johnson Professor
Associate Professor of Social Work
Director of the MSW Program
Director of The Center for Health and Aging Innovation
NYU Silver School of Social Work
3-24-2024 “Infusing Anti-Racist and Anti-Ageist Principles into Productive Aging Scholarship: Confronting "No Data…No Problem"

Jung Kwak, PhD, MSW, FGSA
Ed and Molly Smith Centennial Fellow,
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Faculty (Courtesy), Department of Health Social Work, Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin
2021 Sojourns Scholar Leader, Public Voices Fellow through The OpEd Project
2/24/2024: “Opportunities and challenges of integrating social care and caregiver support in hospitals to improve health and health equity for persons living with dementia and their care partners’”

Orfeu Buxton, PhD
The Elizabeth Fenton Susman Professor of Biobehavioral Health, Social Science Research Institute co-funded faculty and Director, Sleep, Health & Society Collaboratory at Pennsylvania State University.
12/2/22 “Sleep Health for Successful Cardiovascular and Cognitive Aging: Findings from the Sleep, Health & Society Collaboratory”

Joseph Gaugler, PhD
Professor from Pennsylvania State University in Human Development and Family Studies and currently is the Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care & Aging in the Division of Health Policy and Management and School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. 
10/7/22 Title: “Advancing the Effectiveness and Implementation of Dementia Care Innovation”

Maria Glymour, ScD, MS
Professor in the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco, Director of the UCSF PhD in Epidemiology and Translational Science program.
4/8/2022 Title “Instrumental Variables Inspired Methods to Understand the Etiology, Prevention, or Treatment of Dementia”

Kali Thomas, PhD
Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice at Brown University’s School of Public Health, and a Research Health Scientist in the Center of Innovation in Long-term Services and Supports at the Providence VA.
11/8/21 Title:  “States’ assisted living staffing policies and their relationship to residents’ outcomes”

Elizabeth J. Bergman, PhD
Ithaca College
“Evolving Identities: Becoming, Being, & Doing Gerontology”
MS Teams Live Virtual Distinguished Lectureship in Aging, April 2, 2021

Katie Stone, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
“Sleep, Circadian Rhythms and Health in Older Adults”
MS Teams Live Virtual Distinguished Lectureship in Aging, March 26, 2021

Keith E. Whitfield, PhD
President of the University of Nevada Las Vegas
“Examining health disparities within African American families”
MS Teams Live Virtual Distinguished Lectureship in Aging, November 20, 2020

David Dosa, MD, MPH 
Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Services, Policy and Practice at Brown University
"What can we learn from Oscar the Cat about Dementia and End of Life Care"
MS Teams Live Virtual Distinguished Lectureship in Aging, Nov 13, 2020

Karen L. Fingerman, PhD,
Professor of Human Development & Family Sciences at the University of Texas - Austin.
"Getting Out of the Family: Weaker Ties in Late Life"
MS Teams Live Virtual Distinguished Lectureship in Aging, October 30, 2020

Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, FAAN

Senior Advisor on Aging, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
“Aging is Cool: Everyone’s Doing It”
Distinguished Lecture, March 6, 2020

James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH, ScD (Hon)
CEO, Gerontological Society of America
"Reframing Aging"
Special Guest Lecture, February 4, 2020

Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD

University Distinguished Professor (Kenan Flagler Bingham Distinguished Professor) Co-Director and Senior Research Scientist, Program on Aging, Disability and Long-Term Care, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research Adjunct Distinguished Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Improving Mouth Care in Nursing Homes: Pilot Testing to Pragmatic Trials”
Distinguished Lecture, January 30, 2020

Nengliang (Aaron) Yao, PhD
Cheeloo Scholar Professor, Shandong University, China
“Aging and Aging Services in China”
International Scholar Presentation, January 23, 2020

Yuliang Zou, PhD
College of Health Sciences, Wuhan University
“Aging and Its Challenges in China”
Guest Colloquium Presentation, December 12, 2019

Takeshi Nakagawa, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Section of NILS-LSA (National Institute for Longevity Sciences-Longitudinal Study of Aging), National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Japan.
“Changes in well-being in the face of life events”
Visiting Researcher Presentation, November 18, 2019

David Almeida, PhD
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University
"Mapping Daily Stress to Health and Well-being: Adventures in the Web of the Unremarkable"
Distinguished Lecture, October 26, 2019

Yuri Jang, PhD
Professor and Senior Scientist, USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California
“Bridging the Gap between Minority Aging Research and Practice”
Distinguished Alumni, October 25, 2019 

Richard Prudom
Secretary, Florida Department of Elder Affairs
“Florida’s Vision for Livable Communities: How USF can Help”
Distinguished Lecture, September 27, 2019

Jakub Hort, MD, PhD and Jana Amlervova, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology at the 2nd Medical Faculty, Charles University and Motel University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic
"Spatial navigation and social cognition in brain disorders"
Distinguished Lecture, April 26, 2019

Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF
Director, Dartmouth Centers for Health & Aging, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
"Embedding evidence based geriatric practices into primary care: The Geriatric Interprofessional Team Transformation in Primary Care (GITT-PC) Model"
Distinguished Lecture, April 4, 2019

Kali Thomas, PhD
Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University
"New Investigations into Assisted Living: Markets, and Data, and Regs, Oh My!"
Distinguished Alumni, March 1, 2019

Martica Hall, PhD
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
"Sleep as a Pillar of Healthy Aging"
Distinguished Lecture, February 1, 2019