The Gerontological Society of America Selects 2016 Fellows

For Immediate Release
May 31, 2016

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has named 94 exemplary professionals as its newest fellows.

The status of fellow — the highest class of membership within the Society — is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology. This recognition can come at varying points in an individual’s career and can acknowledge a broad scope of activity. This includes research, teaching, administration, public service, practice, and notable participation within the organization. Fellows are chosen from each of GSA’s four membership sections.

The new fellows will be formally recognized during GSA’s 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 16 to 20 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Full details of this conference are available at

Behavioral and Social Sciences Section
Penny Brennan, PhD, University of California, San Francisco; Elisabeth O. Burgess, PhD, Georgia State University; Silvia S. Canetto, PhD, Colorado State University; Ishan C. Canty Williams, PhD, University of Virginia; Habib Chaudhury, PhD, Simon Fraser University; Feinian Chen, PhD, University of Maryland; Patricia K. Cianciolo, PhD, Northern Michigan University; Kelly E. Cichy, PhD, Kent State University; Verena R. Cimarolli, PhD, Jewish Home Lifecare; Shelia Cotten, PhD, Michigan State University; Jerri D. Edwards, PhD, University of South Florida; Denise Eldemire-Shearer, MD, PhD, The University of the West Indies; Erin E. Emery-Tiburcio, PhD, Rush University Medical Center; Elizabeth Braungart Fauth, MS, PhD, Utah State University; Melissa M. Franks, PhD, Purdue University; Christine A. Fruhauf, PhD, Colorado State University; Tara L. Gruenewald, PhD, University of Southern California; Janna Heyman, PhD, Fordham University; Patricia C. Heyn, PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus; William S. Kremen, PhD, University of California, San Diego; Denise M. Kresevic, PhD, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center; Jordan P. Lewis, MSW, PhD, University of Washington; Corinna E. Loeckenhoff, PhD, Cornell University; Yvonne Yueh-Feng Lu, PhD, Indiana University School of Nursing; Briana Mezuk, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University; Lisa J. Molnar, PhD, University of Michigan; Daniel K. Mroczek, PhD, Northwestern University; Shevaun D. Neupert, PhD, North Carolina State University; Margaret J. Penning, PhD, University of Victoria; Elizabeth A. Perkins, PhD, University of South Florida; Jean-Marie Robine, PhD, Inserm; Wendy A. Rogers, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology; Lesley A. Ross, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University; Kimberly A. Skarupski, PhD, Johns Hopkins Center on Aging & Health; Martin Sliwinski, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University; Susan L. Stark, PhD, Washington University; Clemens Tesch-Römer, DrPH, German Centre of Gerontology (DZA); Elaine Wethington, PhD, Cornell University; Katherine Wild, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University; Susanne V. Wurm, PhD, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg; Bo Xie, PhD, University of Texas at Austin; Dannii Y. Yeung, PhD, City University of Hong Kong; Anna Zajacova, PhD, University of Wyoming

Biological Sciences Section
Ricki J. Colman, PhD, Wisconsin National Primate Center; Sean P. Curran, PhD, University of Southern California; Gustavo Duque, MD, PhD, University of Melbourne; Sean X. Leng, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Daniel L. Smith, Jr., PhD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham; Zoltan Ungvari, MD, PhD, University of Oklahoma

Health Sciences Section
Heather G. Allore, PhD, Yale University; Melissa J. Benton, PhD, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Abraham A. Brody, PhD, RN, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing; Yu-Ping Chang, PhD, University of Buffalo; Manfred Gogol, MD, Lindenbrunn Hospital; Tracie Harrison, PhD, University of Texas; Barbara E. Harrison, PhD, West Chester University; Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, PhD, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center; Keela A. Herr, PhD, The University of Iowa; Rita A. Jablonski-Jaudon, NP, PhD, RN, The University of Alabama at Birmingham; Meridean L. Maas, PhD, The University of Iowa; Anthony P. Marsh, PhD, Wake Forest University; Todd B. Monroe, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing; Charles P. Mouton, MD, MS, Meharry Medical College; Eun-Shim Nahm, BSN, PhD, University of Maryland School of Nursing; Barbara J. Nicklas, PhD, Wake Forest University; Matthew J. Peterson, PhD, Wright State University; W. Jack J. Rejeski, PhD, Wake Forest University; Mary E. Tinetti, MD, Yale University; Panayiotis D. Tsitouras, MD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; Karin Wolf-Ostermann, MS, PhD, University of Bremen; Aleksandra Zecevic, PhD, University of Western Ontario

Social Research Policy and Practice Section
Kathleen Abrahamson, PhD, RN, Purdue University; Gretchen E. Alkema, PhD, The SCAN Foundation; Robert Applebaum, PhD, Miami University; Richard Browdie, MBA, Benjamin Rose Institute; Nancy L. Falk, MBA, PhD, RN, The George Washington University; John Feather, PhD, Grantmakers in Aging; Kelly G. Fitzgerald, MPA, MS, PhD, Western Kentucky University; Cindy A. Gruman, PhD, The Lewin Group; Linda K. Harootyan, MSW, Harootyan2; Cheryl A. Irmiter, PhD, Easter Seals, Inc.; Shanthi Johnson, PhD, University of Regina; Teri Kennedy, BS, LCSW, MSW, PhD, Arizona State University; David A. Lindeman, PhD, University of California, Berkeley; John N. Migliaccio, PhD, Maturity Mark Services; Mary E. Morrissey, PhD, Fordham University; Ruth D. Palombo, PhD, Tufts Health Plan Foundation; Bridget L. Penhale, MSW, University of East Anglia; Molly M. Perkins, PhD, Emory University at Wesley Woods; Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, AARP; Tony R. Sarmiento, BA, Senior Service America, Inc.; Noriko Tsukada, PhD, Nihon University; Robert Weech-Maldonado, PhD, University of Alabama; Elsie Yan, PhD, The University of Hong Kong


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 also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society, and an educational branch, the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education.


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