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Aging studies PhD student defends dissertation

Britney Veal

Veal smiles after defending her dissertation.

Britney Veal, a PhD student in the School of Aging Studies, successfully defended her dissertation. Her doctoral dissertation was titled "Determining Factors for Retirement and Change in Cognition."

Britney Veal and examining committee

Veal smiles for a photo with her examining committee.

Veal's research interests include modifiable risk factors for cognitive decline including Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, occupational environment, occupational complexity, and retirement-related factors.

Her examining committee included Brent Small, PhD; Ross Andel, PhD; Hongdao Meng, MD, MPH, PhD; Soomi Lee, PhD; and Amanda Sonnega, PhD.

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