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Faculty

Committee
Gerontology Director
Professor, SFL
2079 JFSB
801-422-3515
jeremy_yorgason@byu.edu
Associate Professor
Exercise Sciences
228-B SFH
801-422-1183
hager@byu.edu
Assistant Professor
Nursing
442 SWKT
801-422-4891
blaine-winters@byu.edu
Associate Professor
PDBio
3045 LSB
801-422-8752
sns34@byu.edu
Student Club Advisor
Assist. Professor, Public Health
2051 LSB
801-422-2214
elt@byu.edu
Assistant Professor
Psychology
1054 KMBL
801-422-1648
wendy_birmingham@byu.edu
Associate Professor
Music Education
E-554 HFAC
801-422-0416
samuel_tsugawa@byu.edu
Associate Professor
Public Health
2064 LSB
801-422-9356
len_novilla@byu.edu
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

Aspects 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

Rehabilitation of the lower extremities
Exercise Sciences

Rehabilitation of the spine
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
Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Cellular and molecular contributions to heart 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, post-traumatic growth, blindness rehabilitation
Nursing

Post-fall assessment protocol for long-term care facilities
Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Chronic Kidney Disease and Alzheimer's disease
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Effects of calorie consumption on lifespan