Researchers

Cross-discipline creativity, research and innovation.

The University of Arizona is home to well-known experts in the field of aging. Explore below to discover some of the scholars working to meet the opportunities and challenges of healthy aging at the UArizona.

Tanya Anand, MD, MPH
Tanya Anand, MD, MPH
College of Medicine - Tucson
Department of Surgery

Research Areas
Geriatrics
Trauma
General surgery
Frailty

 

E. Fiona Bailey, PhD
E. Fiona Bailey, PhD
College of Medicine - Tucson
Department of Physiology

Research Areas
Cardiovascular physiology
Respiratory control
Sleep

 

Ross Buchan, B.Sc,  PhD
Ross Buchan, B.Sc, PhD
College of Science
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Research Areas
Neurodegenerative disease
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Cancer
Stress granules
RNA biology

 


Winslow Burleson, PhD
School of Information; Health Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Research Areas
Assistive technology
Convergence research
Cyberlearning
Human computer interaction
Smart homes

 

Ashley Campbell, PharmD
Ashley Campbell, PharmD
R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Research Areas
Anticoagulation
Apixaban
Delirium
Medication safety
Rivaroxaban

 

Heather Carlisle, PhD, DNP
Heather Carlisle, PhD, DNP
College of Nursing

Research Areas
Palliative care
Acute care
Opioid safety
Nursing education
Geropsych

 


Jill Castek, PhD
College of Education
Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies

Research Areas
Cross-generational tutoring
Digital inclusion
Digital literacies
Education

 

Nathan Cherrington, PhD
Nathan Cherrington, PhD
R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Research Areas
Adverse drug reactions
Drug metabolism
Fatty liver disease
Xenobiotic transporters

 

Floyd (Ski) Chilton, PhD
Floyd (Ski) Chilton, PhD
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness

Research Areas
Precision nutrition/Wellness
Metabolomics/Lipidomics

 

Ying-hui Chou, ScD
Ying-hui Chou, ScD
College of Science
Department of Psychology

Research Areas
Transcranial magnetic stimulation
Brain Imaging
Mild cognitive impairment
Brain rehabilitation
Alzheimer’s disease

 

Stephen Cowen, PhD
Stephen Cowen, PhD
College of Science
Department of Psychology

Research Areas
Memory
Neurophysiology
Oscillations
Parkinson's disease
Aging

 


Kristina Currans, BS, MS, PhD
School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
CAPLA

Research Areas
Access to destinations and services
Activities and land use
Household provisioning
Travel behavior

 

Arne Ekstrom, Ph.D.
Arne Ekstrom, Ph.D.
College of Science
Department of Psychology

Research Areas
Memory
Navigation
Cognition
Neuroscience
Aging

 

Yumi Shirai, PhD
Altaf Engineer, PhD, M.Arch, B.Arch
College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture
School of Architecture

Research Areas
Air quality
Built environment
Daylighting
Health
Sleep

 

David Garcia, PhD
David Garcia, PhD
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Department of Health Promotion Sciences

Research Areas
Health disparities
Health promotion
Hispanic health
Nutrition and diet
Obesity

 

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