IOA Affiliated Faculty and Scientists

The Institute on Aging has over 70 faculty affiliates from more than 40 academic departments/centers at UW–Madison, who study diverse aspects of aging across the lifespan, including transitions from early adulthood through midlife into older age. See the table below for more information about their research.

For UW–Madison Faculty or Staff: To request an affiliate application, please email aging@ssc.wisc.edu.

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IOA Affiliates

This table can be searched by any phrase including name or research topic.

Last Name First Name Research Topics Website
Anderson Rozalyn Animal Models, Biosciences, Cancer, Longevity, Musculoskeletal & Motor Systems, Nutrition, Prostate, Research https://www.medicine.wisc.edu/people-search/people/staff/905
Asthana Sanjay Alzheimer’s Disease, Cognition / Thinking, Estrogen http://www.medicine.wisc.edu/people-search/people/staff/402/Asthana_Sanjay/
Attie Alan Beta-Cell Biology, Diabetes, Lipid Metabolism https://biochem.wisc.edu/faculty/attie
Atwood Craig Hormonal Regulation, Neurodegenerative Disease http://agingresearch.wisc.edu/atwood.htm
Auger Anthony Adolescence, Brain, Early Life Stress, Epigenetics, Hormones, Mental Health Risk, Social Development https://augerlab.labs.wisc.edu
Barczi Steven Education, Sleep https://www.medicine.wisc.edu/people-search/people/staff/22/BARCZI_STEVEN_R
Barnes Jill Brain, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Systems, Exercise, Gender, Health Promotion / Wellness, Hypertension https://kinesiology.education.wisc.edu/fac-staff/barnes-jill/
Barrett Bruce Decision-Making, Health Promotion / Wellness, Infections, Preventative Medicine https://www.fammed.wisc.edu/directory/327/
Bautista Leonelo Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Systems, Disease, Epidemiology, Ethnic Groups, Genetics, Hypertension https://pophealth.wisc.edu/staff/bautista-leonelo/
Bendlin Barbara Alzheimer's Disease, Brain, Cognition / Thinking, Dementia, Diabetes, Disease, Infections, Insulin Sensitivity, Neuropsychology of Aging https://www.adrc.wisc.edu/barbara-b-bendlin-phd
Binkley Neil Animal Models, Biosciences, Clinical Practice, Developmental Changes, Disease, Drugs, Education, Health Promotion / Wellness, Menopause, Musculoskeletal & Motor Systems, Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Preventative Medicine, Research, Therapy http://www.medicine.wisc.edu/people-search/people/staff/29/Binkley_Neil/
Bowers Barbara Acute Care, Attitude toward Aging, Caregiving, Community / Home Care, Drugs, Education, Government, Housing, Long-Term Care, Personnel Needs https://nursing.wisc.edu/staff/bowers-barbara-j/
Burger Corinna Animal Models, Behavior, Biosciences, Brain, Cognition / Thinking, Parkinson's Disease https://neurology.wisc.edu/people/burger-corinna/
Buttrick Nicholas Attributional Complexity, Culture, Inequality, Residential Mobility https://www.nickbuttrick.com/
Carnes Molly Animal Models, Assessment, Health Promotion / Wellness, Veterans, Women's Issues https://wiseli.wisc.edu/staff/carnes-molly/
Colley Nansi Jo Animal Models, Biosciences, Genetics, Research https://vision.wisc.edu/staff/colley-phd-nansi-jo/
Colman Ricki Animal Models, Biosciences, Cognition, Developmental Changes, Longevity, Musculoskeletal & Motor Systems, Nutrition, Research https://crb.wisc.edu/staff/colman-ricki/
Davidson Richard Biosciences, Brain, Developmental Changes, Mental Health, Neuropsychology of Aging https://centerhealthyminds.org/about/founder-richard-davidson
Davis Dawn Animal Models, Biosciences, Diabetes, Disease, Nutrition, Research, Veterans https://www.medicine.wisc.edu/people-search/people/staff/701/DAVIS_DAWN_B
Drezner Marc Animal Models, Attitude toward Aging, Biosciences, Drugs, Genetics, Musculoskeletal & Motor Systems, Osteoporosis, Therapy https://wmaa.med.wisc.edu/quarterly/vol-20/no-4/marc-drezner-earns-belzer-award/
Engelman Corinne Alzheimer's Disease, Body Composition, Diabetes, Epidemiology, Genetics, Insulin Sensitivity https://pophealth.wisc.edu/staff/engelman-corinne/
Engelman Michal Cognition, Demography, Health Inequities, Life Course, Longevity, Social Determinants of Health https://sociology.wisc.edu/staff/engelman-michal/
Farrar-Edwards Dorothy Alzheimer's Disease, Assessment, Cognition / Thinking, Disability, Ethnic Groups, Health Promotion / Wellness, Stroke https://kinesiology.education.wisc.edu/research/dorothy-edwards-research/
Fields Beth Aging in Place, Chronic Conditions, Family Caregiving, Geriatric Health Services Research, Hospital Care, Implementation Science, Policy https://kinesiology.education.wisc.edu/research/geriatric-health-services-research-lab/
Fletcher Jason Demography, Early Life Conditions, Education, Geographic Disparities, Mental Health, Social Genomics https://fletcher.lafollette.wisc.edu
Fowler Cynthia Cognition / Thinking, Hearing, Rehabilitation https://csd.wisc.edu/staff/fowler-cynthia/
Ganetzky Barry Animal Models, Biosciences, Brain, Disease, Genetics, Musculoskeletal & Motor Systems https://genetics.wisc.edu/staff/ganetzky-barry/
Ge Ying Biosciences, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Systems, Disease http://ge.crb.wisc.edu/
Greenberg Jan Caregiving, Family, Intergenerational Relations, Mental Health, Psychological Well-Being, Rural Issues, Social Services, Social Support, Therapy https://socwork.wisc.edu/staff/jan-steven-greenberg-mssw-phd/
Hayney Mary Disease, Drugs, Genetics, Health Promotion / Wellness, Immune System, Preventative Medicine, Research, Therapy http://apps.pharmacy.wisc.edu/sopdir/5
Heiderscheit Bryan Biosciences, Health Promotion / Wellness, Musculoskeletal & Motor Systems, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Therapy https://ortho.wisc.edu/physicians/bryan-heiderscheit
Holden Karen Behavior, Demography, Disability, Family, Gender, Income, Intergenerational Relations, Long-Term Care, Policy Analysis, Retirement, Women's Issues https://lafollette.wisc.edu/people/karen-holden/
Huttenlocher Anna Animal Models, Biosciences, Disease, Immune System https://mmi.wisc.edu/staff/huttenlocher-anna/
Jarrard David Animal Models, Biosciences, Cancer, Clinical Practice, Prostate https://urology.wisc.edu/blog/staff/jarrard-md-david-f/
Johnson Sterling Alzheimer's Disease, Assessment, Brain, Cognition / Thinking, Neuropsychology of Aging https://www.medicine.wisc.edu/people-search/people/staff/449
Jorgensen Erik Auditory Lifestyle, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Hearing-related Qualify of Life https://csd.wisc.edu/staff/jorgensen-erik/
Karon Sarita Engineering, Policy Analysis, Preventative Medicine, Research https://directory.engr.wisc.edu/centers/Staff/Karon_Sarita/
Kaufman Paul Animal Models, Biosciences, Clinical Practice, Drugs, Vision, Therapy https://www.ophth.wisc.edu/people/paul-l-kaufman-md/
Kemnitz Joseph Animal Models, Biology of Aging, Disease, Nutrition https://crb.wisc.edu/staff/kemnitz-joseph/
Kimple Michelle Animal Models, Biosciences, Diabetes, Disease, Drugs, Nutrition, Research https://www.medicine.wisc.edu/people-search/people/staff/975/KIMPLE_MICHELLE_E
Klein Barbara Diabetes, Disease, Epidemiology, Gender, Hearing, Menopause, Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Research, Vision https://vision.wisc.edu/staff/klein-md-mph-barbara-e-k/
Koltyn Kelli Arthritis, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Systems, Exercise, Frail Elderly, Gender, Health Promotion / Wellness, Housing, Hypertension, Menopause, Musculoskeletal & Motor Systems, Pain https://kinesiology.education.wisc.edu/fac-staff/koltyn-kelli/
Kong Jooyoung Caregiving, Early Life Conditions, Family, Intergenerational Relations, Life Course, Mental Health, Social Determinants of Health https://socwork.wisc.edu/staff/jooyoung-kong-msw-phd/
Konopka Adam Biology of Aging, Metabolism, Mitochondria, Muscle, Musculoskeletal, Osteoarthritis https://konopkalab.medicine.wisc.edu/
Lamming Dudley Animal Models, Biosciences, Diabetes, Disease, Gender, Genetics, Longevity, Nutrition, Research https://www.medicine.wisc.edu/people-search/people/staff/4646
Mahoney Jane Acute Care, Disability, Disease, Epidemiology, Exercise, Falls, Frail Elderly, Musculoskeletal & Motor Systems, Rehabilitation http://www.medicine.wisc.edu/people-search/people/staff/172/Mahoney_Jane/
Mailick Marsha Caregiving, Developmental Changes, Disability, Family, Gender, Intergenerational Relations, Life Events, Life Satisfaction, Mental Health, Psychological Well-Being, Research, Social Support, Women's Issues https://www.waisman.wisc.edu/staff/mailick-marsha/
Mares Julie Epidemiology, Health Promotion / Wellness, Nutrition, Vision https://www.ophth.wisc.edu/people/julie-mares-msph-phd/
Mares Marie-Louise Behavior, Cognition / Thinking, Developmental Changes, Leisure, Media, Psychological Well-Being https://commarts.wisc.edu/staff/mares-marie-louise/
Markel Mark Animal Models, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal & Motor Systems, Orthopedics http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/people/markelm
Marks Nadine Caregiving, Demography, Developmental Changes, Family, Gender, Intergenerational Relations, Leisure, Life Events, Menopause, Mental Health, Psychological Well-Being, Social Support, Women's Issues https://humanecology.wisc.edu/staff/marks-nadine-f/
Mathur Sameer Allergy, Asthma, Clinical Practice, Immune System https://www.medicine.wisc.edu/people-search/people/staff/481
Merrins Matthew Animal Models, Biosciences, Diabetes, Disease, Nutrition https://bmolchem.wisc.edu/staff/merrins-matthew/
Meyer Keith Animal Models, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Systems, Disease http://www.medicine.wisc.edu/people-search/people/staff/188/Meyer_Keith/
Moore Darcie Biosciences, Brain, Research https://neuro.wisc.edu/staff/moore-darcie-l/
Mowat Freya Animal Models, Comparative Animal Research, Genetics, Neurodegeneration, Ophthalmology, Retina https://mowat.ophth.wisc.edu/
Noyce David Behavior, Cognition / Thinking, Disability, Engineering, Policy Analysis, Technology, Transportation Safety https://directory.engr.wisc.edu/cee/faculty/noyce_david
Okonkwo Ozioma Alzheimer's Disease, Assessment, Brain, Cognition / Thinking, Dementia, Exercise, Genetics, Neuropsychology of Aging, Research https://www.medicine.wisc.edu/people-search/people/staff/1105
Palloni Alberto Behavior, Biosciences, Cancer, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Systems, Caregiving, Cognition / Thinking, Death & Dying, Dementia, Demography, Diabetes, Disability, Disease, Education, Family, Frail Elderly, Gender, Health Promotion / Wellness, Health Services, Hypertension, Leisure, Life Events, Long-Term Care, Longevity, Mental Health, Musculoskeletal & Motor Systems, Nutrition, Retirement, Social Support https://sociology.wisc.edu/staff/palloni-alberto/
Papp Lauren Developmental Changes, Family, Housing, Intergenerational Relations, Life Events, Mental Health, Psychological Well-Being, Research https://humanecology.wisc.edu/staff/papp-lauren-m/
Prolla Tomas Animal Models, Biosciences, Cancer, Disease, Genetics https://genetics.wisc.edu/staff/prolla-tomas/
Puglielli Luigi Alzheimer's Disease, Biosciences, Brain, Cognition / Thinking, Drugs, Genetics http://www.medicine.wisc.edu/people-search/people/staff/490/Puglielli_Luigi/
Qin Weidi Diabetes, Cardiometabolic Risk, Functional Disability, Minority Aging, Neighborhood Context, Social Support https://socwork.wisc.edu/staff/qin-weidi/
Robert Stephanie Attitude toward Aging, Caregiving, Community / Home Care, Demography, Disability, Disease, Ethnic Groups, Gender, Government, Housing, Income, Intergenerational Relations, Life Events, Long-Term Care, Policy Analysis, Psychological Well-Being, Social Services, Social Support, Women's Issues https://socwork.wisc.edu/staff/robert-stephanie/
Rogers Timothy Behavior, Biosciences, Brain, Cognition / Thinking, Dementia https://psych.wisc.edu/staff/rogers-timothy-t/
Ryff Carol Attitude toward Aging, Developmental Changes, Family, Health Promotion / Wellness, Intergenerational Relations, Life Events, Life Satisfaction, Mental Health, Psychological Well-Being, Relocation, Therapy https://aging.wisc.edu/staff/ryff-carol/
Schaefer Stacey Affective, cognitive, and aging neuroscience, Brain health and brain aging, Emotional biases and emotion regulation, Emotional determinants of health and wellbeing, Mental health, Multimodal neuroimaging & Psychophysiology, Psychological wellbeing https://aging.wisc.edu/staff/schaefer-stacey/
Schoeller Dale Animal Models, Body Composition, Diabetes, Exercise, Metabolic Rate, Nutrition https://diabetescenter.wisc.edu/staff/schoeller-dale/
Schrage William Animal Models, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Systems, Diabetes, Disease, Exercise, Gender, Musculoskeletal & Motor Systems https://kinesiology.education.wisc.edu/fac-staff/schrage-william/
Schroepfer Tracy Alzheimer's Disease, Cancer, Caregiving, Death & Dying, Dementia, Ethnic Groups, Health Services, Psychological Well-Being https://socwork.wisc.edu/staff/tracy-schroepfer-msw-phd/
Simcox Judith Animal Models, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Gender, Genetics, Lipidomics, Longevity, Nutrition, Thermogenesis https://biochem.wisc.edu/faculty/simcox
Song Jieun Bereavement, Caregiving, Cognition, Mortality, Life Course, Longitudinal Data, Psychosocial Determinants of Health https://aging.wisc.edu/staff/song-jieun/
Thelen Darryl Exercise, Falls, Frail Elderly, Musculoskeletal & Motor Systems, Rehabilitation http://directory.engr.wisc.edu/me/faculty/thelen_darryl
Tsenkova Vera Behavior, Developmental Changes, Diabetes, Education, Epidemiology, Ethnic Groups, Exercise, Health Promotion / Wellness, Insulin Sensitivity, Mental Health, Preventative Medicine, Psychological Well-Being, Research, Sleep https://www.med.wisc.edu/news-and-events/2017/september/new-leadership-for-student-research-office/
Last Name First Name Research Topics Website