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)
  • Zach Baker, PhD, Post Doctoral Fellow, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Bjorn Bjerg, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • 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
  • Janette Dill, PhD, Associate Professor. Department of Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health , University of Minnesota
  • 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
  • Richard MacLehose, PhD Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
  • Manka Nkimbeng, PhD Post Doctoral Fellow, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • 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
  • Manda L. Keller-Ross, PhD, DPT, Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, Division of Rehabilitation Science
  • 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

College of Education and Human Development

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

Community Partners

  • Suzanne Madison, PhD, ElderCare Development Partnership Program Developer Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging
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