The Gerontological Society of America Selects 2017 Fellows

For Immediate Release
May 18, 2017

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has named 72 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.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Section
Katherine M. Abbott, PhD, Miami University; Jennifer A. Ailshire, PhD, University of Southern California; Scott R. Beach, PhD, University of Pittsburgh; Walter R. Boot, PhD, Florida State University; Dawn C. Carr, PhD, Florida State University; Angela L. Curl, MSW, PhD, Miami University; Kara B. Dassel, PhD, University of Utah; Lawrence H. Ganong, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia; Idethia Shevon S. Harvey, DrPH, Texas A & M University; Lori L. Jervis, PhD, University of Oklahoma; Anne D. Katz, PhD, University of Southern California; Kenzie Latham-Mintus, PhD, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis; Hui Liu, PhD, Michigan State University; Jocelyn S. McGee, PhD, Baylor University; Joan K. Monin, PhD, Yale University; Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Olimpia Paun, PhD, Rush University; Carol A. Podgorski, PhD, University of Rochester; Jon A. Sanford, Georgia Tech; Aurora M. Sherman, PhD, Oregon State University; Matthew L. Smith, MPH, PhD, The University of Georgia; Miles G. Taylor, PhD, Florida State University; Cynthia Thomas, PhD, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine; Sandra Torres, PhD, Uppsala University; Sarah A. Vickerstaff, BS, PhD, University of Kent; Christina Victor, PhD, Brunel University-London; Alan C. Walker, PhD, University of Sheffield; Janice I. Wassel, DrPH, Western Kentucky University; Regina C. Wright, PhD, University of Delaware

Biological Sciences Section
Stephen L. Helfand, MD, Brown University; James L. Kirkland, PhD, Mayo Clinic; Dudley W. Lamming, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Donald Craig D. Willcox, PhD, Okinawa International University

Health Sciences Section
Debra Bakerjian, FAAN, MSN, NP, PhD, University of California-Davis; Edith A. Burns, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin; Marie Ernsth Bravell, PhD, Jönköping University; Phyllis M. Gaspar, PhD, RN, The Goodman Group; Nancy Glynn, PhD, University of Pittsburgh; George Kuchel, MD, University of Connecticut; Diana Kuh, PhD, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL; Todd M. Manini, PhD, University of Florida College of Medicine; David Melzer, PhD, University of Exeter Medical School; Michelle C. Odden, PhD, Oregon State University; Juyoung Park, PhD, Florida Atlantic University; Thomas T. Perls, MD, Boston University School of Medicine; Lorraine J. Phillips, PhD, RN, University of Missouri; Harold A. Pincus, MD, Columbia University; Charlene C. Quinn, FAAN, PhD, RN, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Michelle Shardell, PhD, National Institute on Aging; Sandra Spoelstra, FAAN, Grand Valley State University; Kristine M. Talley, NP, PhD, RN, University of Minnesota; Katherine L. Tucker, PhD, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Social Research Policy and Practice Section
Barbara J. Bowers, PhD, University of Wisconsin; Rashmi Gupta, PhD, San Francisco State University; Leslie Hasche, PhD, University of Denver; Julene K. Johnson, PhD, University of California, San Francisco; Hyun-Jun Kim, MSW, PhD, University of Washington; Keiko Kitagawa, DSW, Seitoku University; Valerie L. Levy, BS, International Federation on Ageing; Terri Lewinson, PhD, Georgia State University; Baozhen Luo, PhD, Western Washington University; Beverly P. Lyons, PhD, Long Island University; Susan C. Miller, PhD, Brown University; Rajean P. Moone, PhD, Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging; Terry J. Moore, BSN, MPH, Abt Associates; Lawrence H. Nitz, PhD, University of Hawaii; Adriana Perez, PhD, University of Pennsylvania; Victoria H. Raveis, PhD, New York University; Noell L. Rowan, PhD, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Paul G. Sacco, PhD, University of Maryland; Cheryl E. Waites, EdD, Wayne State University; Karen A. Zurlo, PhD, Rutgers 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 also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society, and an educational unit, the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education.


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