Members

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

School of Public Health

  • Joseph E. Gaugler, Ph.D., Ph.D., Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging, and Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management (Founder and Director of AWG)
  • Zach Baker, Ph.D., Robert L. Kane Post Doctoral Fellow, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Bjorn Berg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Lynn Blewett, Ph.D., Director, State Health Access Data Assistance Center, and Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Mary Butler, Ph.D., Co-Director, Minnesota Evidence-Based Practice Center, and Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Caitlin Carroll, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Dori Cross, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Janette Dill, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Bryan Dowd, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Shekinah Fashaw-Walters, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Carrie Henning-Smith, Ph.D., Deputy Director, University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, and Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Peter Huckfeldt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, Ph.D., MBBS, Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
  • Richard MacLehose, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
  • Hannah Neprash, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Manka Nkimbeng, Ph.D., RN, Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Helen Parsons, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Colleen Peterson, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Christina Rosebush, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Nathan Shippee, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Tetyana Shippee, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Lyn Steffen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

School of Nursing

University of Minnesota Medical School

  • Wei (Denise) Duan-Porter, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Minneapolis VA Health Care System
  • Adriana Hughes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Staff Neuropsychologist and Clinical Investigator, Minneapolis VA Healthcare System
  • Manda L. Keller-Ross, Ph.D., DPT, Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, Division of Rehabilitation Science
  • Dawn Lowe, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Science
  • James Pacala, MD, MS, Head and Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Bharat Thyagarajan, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

College of Liberal Arts

College of Biological Sciences

College of Education and Human Development

University of Minnesota Duluth

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

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

  • Joan M. 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

Minneapolis VA Health Care System

  • Allison Gustavson, Ph.D., PT, DPT, Research Fellow. Center for Care Delivery & Outcomes Research
  • Kerry Sheets, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow. Center for Care Delivery & Outcomes Research

Brown University

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

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

University of Michigan

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

New York University

Emmanuel College

University of Colorado Denver

Indiana University Fairbanks and Regenstrief Institute

  • Helen Fu, Ph.D.,Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Population & Public Health Informatics

Community Partners

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