Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Aging And Neurodegenerative DiseasesResearch in this area focuses on understanding the biological, behavioral, and social determinants of age-related health that can impact physical and cognitive function, chronic conditions, quality of life and mental health. It also explores the etiology, management and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases.

Related Faculty

Dr. Malinee Neelamegam
Dr. Gregory Knell
Dr. Uyen-Sa Nguyen
Dr. Teresa Wagner
Dr. Zhengyang Zhou

Faculty Publications

  • Taylor, K. & Wagner, T. (2022). Age Friendly Emergency Medicine Services: Integrating What Matters, Medications, Mobility, and Mentation into Emergency Response. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 18(59), 1552-1559.
  • Taylor, K., Partain, D., McEntire, L., & Wagner, T. (2022). Age Friendly Emergency Medicine Services. EMS World.
  • Wagner, T., Carlson, E., Ebbett, D. & McEntire, L. (2022). Cover Story: Improving EMS Dementia Literacy. EMS World.
  • Gabriel KP, Whitaker KM, Duprez D, Sternfeld B, Lewis CE, Sidney S, Knell G, Jacobs DR Jr. Clinical importance of non-participation in a maximal graded exercise test on risk of non-fatal and fatal cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality: CARDIA study. Prev Med. 2018 Jan;106:137-144. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.10.025. Epub 2017 Nov 2. PubMed PMID: 29080827; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6400469.
  • *Hale JL, Knell G, Swartz MD, Shiroma EJ, Ellis T, Lee IM, Gabriel KP. Association of Parkinson’s disease status with accelerometer-derived physical activity and sedentary behavior in older women: The Women’s Health Study (WHS). Preventive Medicine Reports. 2023 Oct 1;35:102361. doi:
  • Knell G, Caze II TJ, Burkhart SO. Evaluation of the vestibular and ocular motor screening (VOMS) as a prognostic tool for protracted recovery following paediatric sports-related concussion. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med. 2021;7(1):e000970. doi: 10.1136/bmjsem-2020-000970. eCollection 2021. PubMed PMID: 33868706; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7996664.
  • Neelamegam, M, Zgibor, J, Chen, H, et al. Trends in anticholinergic and opioid dispensing in older adults from 2004 to 2015: Results from the Personality and Total Health (PATH) Through Life Study. Australas J Ageing. 2021; 40: e173– e177.
  • Neelamegam, M., Zgibor, J., Chen, H., O’rourke, K., Bakour, C., Rajaram, L., & Anstey, K. J. (2020). The effect of cumulative anticholinergic use on the cognitive function of older adults: results from the Personality and Total Health (PATH) through life study. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, 75(9), 1706-1714.
  • Nguyen USDT, Quach L, Tran TV. (2020) Social Stress. In: Gu D., Dupre M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer, Cham.
  • Wang Y, Nguyen UDT, Lane NE, Lu N, Wei J, Lei G, Zeng C, Zhang Y. Knee osteoarthritis, potential mediators, and risk of all-cause mortality: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Arthritis Care & Research (Hoboken). 2021:73(4):566-573. doi: 10.1002/acr.24151.