Establishing Community-Based Research Networks - Dr. Hill: Principal Investigator

The goal of this project is to establish community-based research networks across Pennsylvania, including training for research nurses as well as community stakeholders, and connecting established networks with the Penn State research community to augment the development of robust research designed to meet the needs of specific communities.

Funded by: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Einstein Aging Study - Dr. Mogle: Co-Investigator

The Einstein Aging Study, led by Dr. Martin Sliwinski and Dr. Richard Lipton, has long focused on the risk factors and cognitive changes that predict the subsequent onset of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The overall goal of this study is to use ambulatory methods to improve the detection and definition of the cognitive states associated with preclinical AD and to better characterize the role of novel and remediable risk factors on the preclinical onset of AD.

Funded by: National Institutes of Health

Improving Healthy Lifestyles of Older Adults - Dr. Hill: Co-Investigator

This project is led by Dr. Martin Sliwinski and Dr. Richard Schulz. It is one of six projects funded under the Mid-Atlantic Geriatric Workforce Development Center. The aim of this project is to develop a model training program for senior center and continuing care retirement community personnel to promote health among rural-residing older adults.

Funded by: Health Resources and Services Administration Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program


​​Integrative Pathways to Health and Illness - Dr. Mogle: Co-Investigator

This objective of the Daily Diary Project is to understand specific pathways linking behavioral and psychosocial factors with biological indicators to determine how short term fluctuations in stress processes impact longer term health and function in midlife and aging.

Funded by: National Institutes of Health

Parenting, Child Sleep, and Transition to Kindergarten - Dr. Mogle: Co-Investigator

This study is examining the unique role of child sleep as a predictor of children's adjustment to kindergarten across the full transitional year. In addition, the information this research provides on the role of parenting and parental distress in shaping children's sleep will directly inform the development of family-based interventions targeting parenting, child sleep, and school adjustment.

Funded by: National Institutes of Health