Faculty


Gerontology Committee


Jeremy Yorgason

Jeremy Yorgason

Gerontology Director

Professor, SFL

2079 JFSB

801-422-3515

jeremy_yorgason@byu.edu

Ron Hager

Ron Hager

Associate Professor

Exercise Sciences

228-B SFH

801-422-1183

hager@byu.edu

Blaine Winters

Blaine Winters

Assistant Professor

Nursing

442 SWKT

801-422-4891

blaine-winters@byu.edu

Sterling Sudweeks

Sterling Sudweeks

Associate Professor

PDBio

3045 LSB

801-422-8752

sns34@byu.edu

Evan Thacker

Evan Thacker

Student Club Advisor

Assist. Professor, Public Health

2051 LSB

801-422-2214

elt@byu.edu

Evan Thacker

Wendy Birmingham

Assistant Professor

Psychology

1054 KMBL

801-422-1648

wendy_birmingham@byu.edu

Sam Tsugawa

Associate Professor

Music Education

E-554 HFAC

801-422-0416

samuel_tsugawa@byu.edu

Len Novilla

Associate Professor

Public Health

2064 LSB

801-422-9356

len_novilla@byu.edu

 


Faculty Affiliates


Education

 

Communication Disorders

Neurophysiological foundations of sensory development

Communication Disorders

Adult neurological communication disorders

 

Engineering & Technology

 

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Computer modeling of prostate tumor growth

Mechanical Engineering

Spinal biomechanics and biomedical device design
 

 

Family, Home, & Social Sciences

 

Economics

Impact of Spousal Death among the Elderly
 

Family Life

Sibling relationships in later life
 

Family Life

Marital quality and health among older couples
 

Family Life

Family relationships in later life
 

Psychology

Social relationships and lower morbidity and mortality

Psychology

Neuropsychology and memory
 

Psychology

Neuroimaging and Psychopharmacology
 

Psychology

Social relationships on morbidity and mortality

Psychology

Cognitive functioning and illness
 

Psychology

Sleep disorders, memory, and cognitive aging
 

Psychology

Aspects of memory and brain functioning
 

Psychology

Cognitive control functioning
 

Psychology

Attitudes toward help-seeking
 

Psychology

Effect of brain disease on the organization of brain networks

Social Work

Social work practice and substance abuse treatment
 

Sociology

Rural veterans' access to healthcare

Sociology

Apsects of aging in rural Utah

Sociology

Declining rural services for senior health care

Sociology

Veterans' access to health care

 

Fine Arts & Communication

 

Dance

The athletic ability of older dancers
 

Music

Effects of music on memory of Alzheimer/Dementia patient

 

Life Sciences

 

Biology

Genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease
 

Biology

Rare coding variants and the risk for Alzheimer's disease

Exercise Sciences

FMS score in the active elderly population
 

Exercise Sciences

Functional movement screen in older active adults
 

Exercise Sciences

Physical activity levels in senior men and women
 

Exercise Sciences

FMS score in the active elderly population
 

Exercise Sciences

Chronic disease prevention and functional fitness
 

Exercise Sciences

Joint pain during human movement
 

Exercise Sciences

Human cardiovascular function and fitness with aging and disease

Exercise Sciences

Skeletal muscle impact on human health over the lifespan

Exercise Sciences

Lower extremity biomechanics and foot structure

Exercise Sciences

Effects of bariatric surgery, body composition, exercise interventions for improved health in obesity and aging

Microbiology and Molecular Biology

The gut microbiota and metabolic syndrome

Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Immune system response to infectious disease
 

Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science

Diet and exercise on metabolism and bone health

Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science

Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
 

Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science

Diabetes and Beta cell biology

Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food

Obesity and weight management; energy balance; physical activity and chronic disease prevention

Physiology and Developmental Biology

Learning and Memory, Synaptic Plasticity, Pharmacology

Physiology and Developmental Biology

Ion Channels, Gene Expression, Synaptic Transmission

Physiology and Developmental Biology

Effects of age and muscle contraction on AMPK activity

Physiology and Developmental Biology

Osteoarthritis, colon cancer
 
 

Physiology and Developmental Biology

Sensory cells that mediate hearing and balance
 

Physiology and Developmental Biology

Genetic regulation of genes in heart development and disease

Plant & Wildlife Sciences

Life-span extending probiotics
 
 

Public Health

Cardiovascular health, cognitive impairment and dementia

Public Health

Attitudes about screening among physically active seniors

Public Health

Heart disease, diabetes, obesity in at-risk communities

Public Health

Selected factors that motivate physical activity
 

Public Health

Occupational and environmental risk factors for adult neurological diseases

 

Nursing

 

Nursing

Nursing care of older adults

Nursing

End-of-life care

Nursing

Nursing care of older adults

Nursing

Adjustment to vision loss, posttraumatic growth, blindness rehabilitation

 

Physical & Mathematical Sciences

 

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Chronic Kidney Disease and Alzheimer's disease

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Effects of calorie consumption on lifespan