Members

Membership in CHAI is open to all faculty, staff, and students at the University of Minnesota or beyond that have academic or professional interests in aging. Members are asked to participate in the various activities CHAI offers via its Research, Education, and Equity and Community Engagement Cores on a regular basis as well as the Annual Assembly. If you are interested in joining or would like to learn more, please contact us at chai@umn.edu.

Elle Albers, MPH, Research Coordinator, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Lynda Lahti Anderson, Ph.D., Researcher, Institute on Community Integration, University Center for Excellence in Disabilities

Edgar Arriaga, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

Karen Ashe, MD, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurology; Founding Director, N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care; Edmund Wallace and Anne Marie Tulloch Chairs in Neurology and Neuroscience, University of Minnesota Medical School

Gina Baas, Associate Director of Education and Engagement, Center for Transportation Studies, National Association of Counties

Zachary Baker, Ph.D., Robert L. Kane Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Lauren Bangerter, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, United Health Group; Faculty, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; Consultant and Collaborator, Health and Aging Policy Research, Mayo Clinic

Alessandro Bartolomucci, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of Minnesota Center for Neurobehavioral Development

Bjorn Berg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Michelle Berning, Medical Student, University of Minnesota Medical School; Community Outreach and Philanthropy Chair, UMN Aging Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

Rozina Bhimani, Ph.D., DNP, APRN-CNP, CNE, CRRN, Assistant Professor, Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Robyn Birkeland, Ph.D., Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Anne Blaes, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation, University of Minnesota Medical School

Lynn Blewett, Ph.D., Director, State Health Access Data Assistance Center; Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Donna Bliss, Ph.D., RN, FGSA, FAAN, Professor, Director of Ph.D. Program and Graduate Studies; Department Chair, Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Christina Camell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences

Frank Cerra, MD, University of Minnesota Retirees Association President (former Dean of the University of Minnesota of Medical School and former Senior Vice President of Health Sciences and Services, Academic Health Center)

Sherry Chesak, Ph.D., RN, Nurse Scientist, Assistant Professor of Nursing, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Linda Chlan, Ph.D., RN, Associate Dean for Nursing, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Dori Cross, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Marti Delima, Ph.D., Assistant Research, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development

Janette Dill, Ph.D., Associate Professor. Department of Health Policy & Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Bryan Dowd, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Wei (Denise) Duan-Porter, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Medicine; Physician, Minneapolis VA Health Care System; Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research

Lucy Dunne, Ph.D., Professor, Director, Apparel Design Program; Co-director, Wearable Technology Lab, Design Housing and Apparel, University of Minnesota College of Design

Milton Eder, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School

Shekinah Fashaw-Walters, Ph.D., Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health

Deborah Ferrington, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Elaine and Robert Larson Endowed Vision Research Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences, University of Minnesota Medical School

Howard Fink, MD, Director, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, and Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research Minneapolis VA Health Care System; Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Jessica Finlay, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Social Environment and Health, University of Michigan Institute for Social Research

Helen Fu, Ph.D., MSN, FNP, RN,  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Joan Griffin, Ph.D., 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

Weihua Guan, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Allison Gustavson, PT, DPT, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research, U.S Department of Veterans Affairs

Laura Hemmy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Minnesota Medical School

Neil Henderson, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team on Health Disparities; Professor, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health, University of Minnesota Medical School – Duluth

Carrie Henning-Smith, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Rural Health Research Center; Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Amy Hewitt, Ph.D., Director, Institute on Community Integration; Director, Research and Training Center on Community Living; Director Minnesota LEND, University Center for Excellence in Disabilities

Peter Huckfeldt, Ph.D., Vernon E. Weckwerth Professor in Healthcare Administration Leadership, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Adriana Hughes, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist, Minneapolis VA Health Care System; Investigator, Geriatric Research Education & Clinical Center (GRECC); Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota

Kristen Jacklin, Ph.D., Associate Director, Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team; Professor, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health, University of Minnesota Medical School – Duluth

Subin Jang, MPH, Research Analyst and Study Coordinator, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital; Finance and Fundraising Chair, UMN Aging Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

Eric Jutkowitz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University School of Public Health

Claire Kamp Dush, Ph.D., Professor, Sociology, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota

Laura Kirk, Ph.D., RN, Clinical Associate Professor, Adult and Geological Health Cooperative, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Catherine Kotz, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of Minnesota Medical School

Robert Krueger, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology, University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts

Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, MBBS, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Heidi Laures, Senior Program Coordinator, Mayo Clinic

Jordan Lewis, Ph.D., MSW, Professor, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health, University of Minnesota Medical School – Duluth

Danni Li, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota Medical School

Ling Li, Ph.D., Professor, Associate Department Head, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology; VFW Endowed Chair in Pharmacotherapy for the Elderly; Faculty, Graduate Program in Neuroscience, MS and Ph.D. Programs in Pharmacology, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy

Heidi Lindroth, Ph.D., RN, Nurse Scientist, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Lacey Loomer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Health Care Management, Department of Economics and Health Care Management, University of Minnesota Duluth

Katie Louwagie, DNP, APRN, AGNP-C, Research Nurse, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Walter Low, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Head for Research, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dawn Lowe, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Science, Division of Physical Therapy; Director of Graduate Studies, Ph.D. Program in Rehabilitation Science, University of Minnesota Medical School

Suzanne Madison, Ph.D., ElderCare Development Partnership Program Developer, Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging

Stephanie Malinoff, Program Director, Roadway Safety Institute; Director of Outreach Services, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota

Arlene Mathison, Director of Digital Information and Library Services, University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies

Riley McCarten, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology; Medical Director, Fairview Memory Clinic; Associate Director, N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care; Medical Director, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Minneapolis VA Medical Center; Co-lead, Alzheimer’s Disease Project, Minnesota Precision Medicine Collaborative

Teresa McCarthy, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Siobhan McMahon, Ph.D., GNP-BC, Associate Professor, Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Martin Michalowski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Population Health and Systems Cooperative, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Lauren Mitchell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Psychology, Emmanuel College

Kelly Moeller, Research Assistant, University of Minnesota School of Public Health; Marketing and Communications Chair, UMN Aging Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

Phyllis Moen, Ph.D., Director, Life Course Center; Professor and McKnight Endowed Presidential Chair of Sociology, University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts

Christine Mueller, Ph.D., RN, FGSA, FAAN,  Professor, Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative, Senior Executive Associate Dean for Academic Programs, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Anne Murray, MD, Geriatrics and Senior Care, Hennepin Healthcare

Tenzin Namdul, TMD, Ph.D., Teaching Faculty, University of Minnesota Earl. E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing

Heather Nelson, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health; Program Leader – SPECS, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Kathryn Nelson, Ph.D., Research and Assistant Professor Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy

Hannah Neprash, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Laura Niedernhofer, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences

Manka Nkimbeng, Ph.D., MPH, RN, Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Kristi Oeding, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Speech Language Hearing Sciences; Executive Co-Chair, UMN Aging Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

Becky Olson-Kellogg, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, Associate Professor, Geriatric Clinical Residency Director, Division of Physical Therapy, University of Minnesota Medical School

James Pacala, MD, MS, Professor and Head, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School

Helen Parsons, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Debbie Pestka, PharmD, Ph.D., Research Scientist, College of Pharmacy

Colleen Peterson, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Kevin Peterson, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Family and Community Health; Director, Center for Excellence in Primary Care; Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota Office of Academic Clinical Affairs

Eleanor Plaunt, MPH Graduate Student, University of Minnesota School of Public Health; Events Chair, UMN Aging Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

Anna Prizment, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, University of Minnesota Medical School

Edward Ratner, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine; Graduate Faculty Member of the Institute for Health Informatics, the Center for Bioethics, and the Center for Gerontological Nursing, University of Minnesota Medical School

Lori Rhudy, Ph.D., RN, Research Faculty, Mayo Clinic

Paul Robbins, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences

Evan Roberts, Ph.D., Professor, Sociology, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota

Glenn Roisman, Ph.D., Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Associate Director, Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development

Christina Rosebush, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Alex Rothman, Ph.D., Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Department of Psychology; Area Director for Social Psychology, University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts

Jonathan Sachs, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

Devon Sauerer, MPH Graduate Student, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health; Executive Co-Chair, UMN Aging Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

Kate Schaefers, Ph.D., LP, Executive Director, University of Minnesota Advanced Careers Initiative, Life Course Center

Teresa Schicker, Research Program Manager, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School

Kerry Sheets, MD, Research Fellow, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research, U.S Department of Veterans Affairs

Kyle Shelton, PhD, Director, Center for Transportation Studies

Nathan Shippee, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Stephen Shuman, DDS, MS, Professor, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Sanaz Sedaghat, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Chinar Singhal, MPH Graduate Student, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health; Programming and Quality Improvement Chair, UMN Aging Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

Tricia Skarphol, MA, Research Project Manager, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Lyn Steffen, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health

Marc Swiontkowski, MD, Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School

Kristine Talley, Ph.D., RN, GNP-BC, Director, Center for Aging Science and Care Innovation; Associate Professor, Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

David Thomas, Ph.D., Professor and Dietrich Chair; Director, Minnesota Muscle Training Program, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences

Bharat Thyagarajan, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota Medical School

Cindy Tofthagen, Ph.D., Research Faculty, Mayo Clinic

Jasmine Travers, Ph.D., AGPCNP-BC, CCRN, RN, Assistant Professor, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Diane Treat-Jacobson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, University of Minnesota School of Nursing; Cora Meidl Siehl Chair in Nursing Research for Improved Care

Cindy Vang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota College Education and Human Development

Heather Vietz, Graduate Student, University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development; Education Chair, UMN Aging Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

Michael Wade, Ph.D., Professor, Motor Learning and Development, School of Kinesiology; Professor and Governing Council, Center for Cognitive Science, and the Institute for Disabilities Studies, University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development

Wayne Warry, Ph.D., Director, Rural Health Initiatives, Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team (MDT); Professor, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health, University of Minnesota Medical School – Duluth

Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts

Jean Wyman, Ph.D., RN, APRN, GNP-BC, FAAN, FGSA, Professor and Cora Meidl Siehl Chair in Nursing Research, Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Makeda Zulu-Gillespie, MPA, Executive Director, Robert J. Jones Research and Outreach Engagement Center, University of Minnesota

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