Office of Aging Studies: Research Affiliates

Paul DeVita, PhD
Exercise and Sport Science
College of Health and Human Performance
Biomechanics Laboratory
332 Ward Sports Medicine Building
252 737-4563

Research interests: locomotion biomechanics in older adults and neuromuscular adaptations to aging

Linner Ward Griffin, PhD
Professor and Associate Provost for Academic Program Planning and Development
Office of Academic Program Planning and Development/Academic and Student Affairs AND School of Social Work/College of Human Ecology
200 Ragsdale
252 328-5358

Research interests: elder abuse and elder maltreatment


Irene Hamrick, MD
Geriatric Division Director
Department of Family Medicine
Brody School of Medicine
Brody 4N-72A
252 744-2597

Research interests: osteoporosis, health disparities, cognitive screening, other geriatric topics


Monica Strauss Hough, PhD
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Allied Health Sciences
Health Sciences Building, Room 3310V
252 744-6090

Research interests: communication abilities and disorders in older adults, neurological and physiological disorders affecting communication skills in older adults


Carol L. Jenkins, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Social Work
College of Human Ecology
328 Rivers
Director, Office of Aging Studies
246 Rivers
252 328-2986

Research interests: long-term care decision making, caregiving for older adults, Medicaid reform, older lesbians





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