The Gerontological Society of America Selects 2021 Fellows

For Immediate Release
May 26, 2021

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has named 38 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 across GSA’s membership sections.

The new fellows will be formally recognized during GSA’s 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 10 to 14 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education

Lisa Borrero, PhD, FAGHE, University of Indianapolis; Mary Ann Erickson, PhD, FAGHE, Ithaca College; Jennifer Sasser, PhD, FAGHE, Portland Community College

Behavioral and Social Sciences Section

Alex Bishop, PhD, FGSA, Oklahoma State University; Marvin Formosa, BPsy, PGCE, MA, PhD, FGSA, University of Malta; Mark Hayward, PhD, FGSA, University of Texas Austin; Daniel Jimenez. PhD, FGSA, University of Miami; Nicky Newton, PhD, FGSA, Wilfrid Laurier University

Biological Sciences Section

Benjamin Miller, PhD, FGSA, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Health Sciences Section

Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD, FGSA, Johns Hopkins University; Cynthia Brown, MD, FGSA, Louisiana State University; Jane Cauley, DrPH, FGSA, University of Pittsburgh; Xi Chen, DDS, PhD, FGSA, University of Iowa; Tara Cortes, PhD, FGSA, New York University; Kristine Ensrud, MD, MPH, FGSA, University of Minnesota; Evan Hadley, MD, FGSA, National Institute on Aging; Gregory Hicks, PT, PhD, FGSA, University of Delaware; Jung-Ah Lee, PhD, FGSA, University of California, Irvine; Suzanne Leveille, PhD, RN, FGSA, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Hao Liu, PT, PhD, FGSA, University of North Texas; Marco Pahor, MD, FGSA, University of Florida; Ronald Shorr, MD, MS, FGSA, University of Florida; Philip St. John, MD, FGSA, University of Manitoba; Jessie VanSwearingen, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FGSA, University of Pittsburgh; Joe Verghese, MBBS, MS, FGSA, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Jeff Williamson, MD, FGSA, Wake Forest; Beverly Gwen Windham, MD, FGSA, University of Mississippi; Franziska Zuniga, PhD, RN, FGSA, University of Basel

Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section

Sharon Bowland, PhD, FGSA, University of Tennessee; Karen Bullock, PhD, FGSA, North Carolina State University; Holly Dabelko-Schoeny, PhD, FGSA, The Ohio State University; Linda Edelman, PhD, MPhil, RN, FGSA, University of Utah; Brian Kaskie, PhD, FGSA, University of Iowa; Tsuann Kuo, PhD, FGSA, Chung Shan Medical University; Darren Liu, DrPH, FGSA, Des Moines University; Kristine Mulhorn, PhD, FGSA, Drexel University; Kelly Niles-Yokum, PhD, FAGHE, FGSA, University of La Verne; Karla Washington, PhD, FGSA, Washington University in St. Louis


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.