Members

The Aging Work Group includes members/individuals from across the University of Minnesota and beyond.  Current members include:

School of Public Health

  • Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD, Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging & Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management (Founder and Director of AWG)
  • Lynn Blewett, PhD, Director, State Health Access Data Assistance Center & Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Mary Butler, PhD, Co-Director, Minnesota Evidence-Based Practice Center & Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy & Management
  • Dori Cross, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Bryan Dowd, PhD, Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Carrie Henning-Smith, PhD, Deputy Director, University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center & Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Peter Huckfeldt, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Rosalie Kane, PhD, Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Richard MacLehose, PhD Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
  • Helen Parsons, PhD, MPH Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Nathan Shippee, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Tetyana Shippee, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Lyn Steffen, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

School of Nursing

University of Minnesota Medical School

  • Wei (Denise) Duan-Porter, MD, PhD,  Assistant Professor, Minneapolis VA Health Care System
  • Dawn Lowe, PhD Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Science
  • James Pacala, MD, MS, University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health- Head and Professor
  • Bharat Thyagarajan, MD, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

College of Liberal Arts

  • Phyllis E. Moen, PhD, Director, Life Course Center and McKnight Endowed Presidential Chair of Sociology

College of Design

  • Kathleen Harder, PhD, Director, Center for Design in Health; Director of Graduate Studies, Human Factors Program

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

  • Lauren R. Bangerter, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Services Research and Research Associate, Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Healthcare Delivery
  • Joan M. Griffin, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Services Research, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; Division of Health Care Policy and Research (HCPR), Department of Health Sciences Research; Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Scientific Director for Care Experiences Program, Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery

University of Minnesota Duluth

  • Neil Henderson, PhD, Executive Director of the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team on Health Disparities and Professor. Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health. University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth
  • Wayne Warry, PhD, Director, Rural Health Initiatives, Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team (MDT) Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth
  • Kristen Jacklin, PhD, Associate Director of the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team on Health Disparities and Professor. Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth
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