Special Interest Groups

An important goal for the CHAI Research Core is to create a space for dialogue and knowledge exchange among scholars, students and community members around common interests in the field of aging research.

Special Interest Groups bring together individuals with shared interests in a topic or a research method, with the ultimate goal of fostering scholarly collaboration. The groups are self-directed and members can decide to collaborate on a variety of topics, from writing research papers to submitting conference presentations to developing grant ideas and other partnerships.

The are several active Special Interest Groups:

  • Equity in Long Term Services and Supports (led by Tetyana Shippee, Phd, tshippee@umn.edu)

  • Transportation in Aging (led by Laura Hemmy, PhD, hemmy001@umn.edu).

  • Rural Aging (led by Allison Gustavson, DPT, PhD Allison.gustavson@Va.gov ).

  • Financial Decision-Making and Aging (led by Marti DeLiema, mdeliema@umn.edu)

  • NEW Group! LGBTQ Aging. This SIG welcomes individuals conducting research, learning about, or teaching about LGBTQ older adults. The group will meet monthly to network, explore collaborations, and discuss other topics of interest to the members (led by Rajean Moone, Phd, moon0060@umn.edu)

  • NEW! AD/ADRD Special Interest Group. This group convenes those interested in Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. We will discuss research, education, practice, and policy related to the prevention, treatment, and management of dementia (led by Joseph Gaugler, PhD, gaug0015@umn.edu)

Are you interested in one of these groups? Reach out to their team leader and attend their next meeting!

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