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Gerontological Society of America Selects 2024 Fellows

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has named 60 exemplary professionals as its newest fellows.

Fellow status is peer recognition for outstanding contributions to the field of gerontology and represents the highest category of GSA membership. This distinction comes at varying points in a person’s career and is given for diverse activities that include research, teaching, administration, public service, practice, and notable participation in the Society. Fellows are chosen from across GSA’s membership groups.

The new fellows will be formally recognized during GSA’s 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 13 to 16 in Seattle, Washington.

The Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education
Tamar Shovali, PhD, FAGHE, Eckerd College

Behavioral and Social Sciences Section
Liat Ayalon, PhD, FGSA, Bar Ilan University; Jacquelyn J. Benson, PhD, FGSA, Washington University in St. Louis; David Burnes, PhD, FGSA, University of Toronto; Brian Downer, PhD, FGSA, University of Texas Medical Branch; Tammy English, PhD, FGSA, Washington University in St. Louis; Katarina Friberg-Felsted, PhD, MS, FAGHE, FGSA, University of Utah; Tracey Gendron, PhD, FGSA, Virginia Commonwealth University; Gizem Hülür, PhD, FGSA, University of Bonn, Germany; Kristen Jacklin, PhD, FGSA, University of Minnesota Medical School; Da Jiang, PhD, FGSA, The Education University of Hong Kong; Jessica L. Krok-Schoen, PhD, MA, FGSA, The Ohio State University College of Medicine; Jeong Eun Lee, PhD, FGSA, Iowa State University; Chien-Ching Li, PhD, FGSA, Rush University; Elizabeth Muñoz, PhD, FGSA, University of Texas at Austin; Natalie G. Regier, PhD, FGSA, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing; Oscar Ribeiro, PhD, FGSA, University of Aveiro, Portugal; Wendy A. Rogers, PhD, FGSA, University of Illinois; Cathy B. Scott, PhD, MSW, FGSA, University of Tennessee Chattanooga; Juliette M. Shellman, PhD, RN, FGSA, University of Connecticut School of Nursing; Angelina R. Sutin, PhD, FGSA, Florida State University; Ranak Trivedi, PhD, FGSA, Stanford University/VA Palo Alto; Lindsay R. Wilkinson, PhD, FGSA, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Kathy D. Wright, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, FGSA, The Ohio State University, College of Nursing

Biological Sciences Section
Laura Haynes, PhD, FGSA, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Daniel Promislow, PhD, FGSA, Tufts University; George Sutphin, PhD, FGSA, University of Arizona; Hariom Yadav, PhD, FGSA, University of South Florida

Health Sciences Section
Jane Chung, PhD, RN, FGSA, Virginia Commonwealth University; Mark A. Espeland, PhD, FGSA, Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Sara Elyse Espinoza, MD, MSc, FGSA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Manuel E. Hernandez, BS, MS, PhD, FGSA, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, MD, MPH, AGSF, FGSA, University of Chicago; Lori L. Popejoy, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, University of Missouri; Juleen Rodakowski, OTD, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA, University of Pittsburgh; Andrea Rosso, PhD, MPH, FGSA, University of Pittsburgh; Tina R. Sadarangani, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, FGSA, New York University; Lenora Smith, PhD, FNP-BC, FGSA, University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Nursing; Anna Zisberg, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, University of Haifa
Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section
Sato Ashida, PhD, FGSA, University of Iowa; Clara Berridge, PhD, MSW, FGSA, University of Washington; Alexis Coulourides Kogan, PhD, MSG, FGSA, University of Southern California; Jennifer Crittenden, PhD, MSW, FGSA, University of Maine; Marguerite DeLiema, PhD, FGSA, University of Minnesota; Zach D. Gassoumis, PhD, FGSA, University of Southern California; Gilbert Gimm, PhD, FGSA, George Mason University; Megumi Inoue, PhD, MSW, RN, FGSA, George Mason University; Janice M. Keefe, PhD, FGSA, Mount Saint Vincent University; Ulla Kriebernegg, PhD, FGSA, University of Graz; Michael J. Lepore, PhD, FGSA, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Brian W. Lindberg, MSW, FGSA, Healthsperien, LLC; Rahul Malhotra MBBS, MD, MPH, FGSA, Duke-NUS Medical School; Tara L. McMullen, PhD, MPH, FGSA, United States Department of Veteran Affairs; Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld, PhD, FGSA, Towson University; Kelly A. Melekis, PhD, MSW, FGSA, University of Vermont; Tonya J. Roberts PhD, RN, FGSA, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Abby J. Schwartz, MGS, MSW, PhD, FGSA, East Carolina University; Erica Solway, PhD, MSW, MPH, FGSA, University of Michigan; Cara L. Wallace, PhD, LMSW, APHSW-C, FGSA, Saint Louis University; Joyce Weil, PhD, FGSA, Towson University


The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA’s structure includes a nonpartisan public policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society, and GSA is also home to the National Center to Reframe Aging and the National Coordinating Center for the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research.

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