Please Wait a Moment


Annual Scientific Meeting Program Working Groups

Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education Workgroup: Dana Bradley, PhD, FAGHE, FGSA, University of Maryland–Baltimore County

  • Joann Montepare, Lasell University
  • Lauren Bouchard, Concordia University Chicago
  • Yan-jhu Su, University of MassachusettsBoston

Behavioral and Social Sciences Workgroup: Debra Umberson, PhD, FGSA, University of Texas

  • Shannon Jarrott, The Ohio State University
  • Jacqueline Angel, University of Texas at Austin
  • Karen Fingerman, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Briana Sprague, The University of Pittsburgh
  • Kylie Meyer, University of Texas Health Sciences at San Antonio

Biological Sciences Workgroup: Blanka Rogina, PhD, FGSA, University of Connecticut Health

  • Rozalyn Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Viviana Perez, Oregon State University/Linus Pauling Institute
  • Nathan LeBrasseur, Mayo Clinic
  • Raul Castro-Portuguez, University of Arizona
  • Alice Kane, Harvard University

Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Workgroup: Danielle Waldron, PhD, Stonehill College

  • Kalisha Bonds, Emory University
  • Aimee Fox, Colorado State University
  • Silvia Hernandez, Case Western Reserve University
  • Lisa Juckett, The Ohio State University
  • Lolita Nidadavolu, Johns Hopkins University
  • Dushani Palliyaguru, U.S. National Institute on Aging
  • Danielle Powell, Johns Hopkins University
  • Sharon Renner, Columbus State University

Health Sciences Workgroup: Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, University of Minnesota

  • Kristen Corazzini, University of Maryland School of Nursing
  • John Batsis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Beth Fields, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ying-Ling Jao, Pennsylvania State University
  • Brianna Morgan, University of Pennsylvania
  • An Nguyen, Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Interdisciplinary Workgroup: Elham Mahmoudi, PhD, University of Michigan

  • Yijung Kim, The University of Texas at Austin

Social Research, Policy, and Practice Workgroup: Deborah Waldrop, PhD, FGSA, University at Buffalo

  • Debra Dobbs, University of South Florida
  • Jennifer May, University of Arizona
  • Vivian Miller, Bowling Green State University
  • Claire Pendergrast, Syracuse University
  • Cara Wallace, Saint Louis University
  • Sarah Dys, Portland State University


The Gerontological Society of America is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission — and that of our 5,500 members — is to promote the study of aging and disseminate information to scientists, decision makers, and the general public. Founded in 1945, GSA is the driving force behind advancing innovation in aging — both domestically and internationally. Our members come from more than 50 countries. To further fulfill our mission, GSA assembles more than 3,500 professionals from around the world to an Annual Scientific Meeting. This monumental event now features more than 500 sessions each year. Additionally, we publish the field’s preeminent peer-reviewed journals.



The Gerontological Society of America
1220 L Street NW, Suite 901
Washington, DC 20005
United States


Meeting Logistics/Program