Faculty and Staff



Faculty Affiliates of the Brandeis Lifespan Initiative on Healthy Aging (LIHA)
NAME/TITLE PRIMARY AFFILIATION INTERESTS
Rosalind C. Barnett
Senior Scientist
Women's Studies
Research Center
Education; Career planning;
Work-place policies;
Sex differences
Sarita Bhalotra
Associate Professor
Heller School for Social Policy and Management Lifestyle interventions;
Racial and ethnic disparities
in health
Christine Bishop
Atran Professor of Labor Economics
Heller School for Social
Policy and Management
Health economics; Economics
of long-term care; Economics
of aging
Ann Bookman
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Heller School for Social Policy and Management Work and family policy; Aging-friendly communities; Community engagement
Wendy Cadge
Associate Professor
Sociology Religion and spirituality in relation to health and healing
Peter Conrad
Harry Coplan Professor of Social Sciences
Sociology Medicalization of aging and aging-related conditions

Jane Ebert
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Brandeis International Business School

Consumer judgment and decision-making; affect and emotion; temporal discounting; health promotion and timing
Janet Giele
Professor
Heller School for Social Policy and Management Women's changing roles; Aging and life course; Family policy
Margaret Gullette
Resident Scholar
Women's Studies Research Center Midlife; Ageism; Social construction of the midlife; Cultural studies of aging
Angela Gutchess
Assistant Professor
Psychology/Neuroscience Age and cultural effects on memory and social processes; Behavioral and neuroimaging methods
James Haber
Abraham and Etta Goodman Professor of Biology
Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center Cell senescence; Telomere maintenance
Margie Lachman
LIHA Director & Minnie and Harold Fierman Professor of Psychology
Psychology Social and behavioral determinants of health inequalities; Memory aging; Well- being in early and middle adulthood
Sarah Lamb
Professor
Anthropology Anthropology of aging; Immigrant and transnational communities; South Asia
Blake LeBaron
Abram L. and Thelma Sachar Professor
International Business School Long range portfolio/wealth dynamics; Retirement planning and decisions; Finance
Walter Leutz
Associate Professor
Heller School for Social Policy and Management Supportive services for healthy aging; Interdependence; Empowerment
Laura Lorenz
Senior Research Associate and Lecturer
Heller School for Social Policy and Management Disability; Rehabilitation; Military and veterans health; Healthcare management
Lisa M. Lynch
Dean & Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy
Heller School for Social Policy and Management Labor economics; Organizational innovation; Applied microeconometrics
Elizabeth Markson
Visiting Scholar
Women's Studies Research Center Older women in feature films; Stereotypes of age and gender
Michael Marr
Assistant Professor
Biology Mechanisms of gene expression; Longevity and health span
Elizabeth Merrick
Senior Scientist and Lecturer
Heller School for Social Policy and Management Mental health; Alcohol and substance use; Health behaviors; Chronic disorders; Access to services
Tatjana Meschede
Senior Research Associate and Lecturer
Heller School for Social Policy and Management Economic security and risk; Housing
Gregory Petsko
Gyula and Katica Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry
Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center Neurodegenerative diseases; Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Diseases
Nicolas Rohleder
Assistant Professor
Psychology Stress exposure and cumulative organ damage; Stress and accelerated aging
Robert Sekuler
Louis and Frances Salvage Professor
Psychology/Neuroscience Visual perception and memory; Navigation of complex environments; Age-related changes in cognitive function
Patricia Tun
Adjunct Associate Professor
Psychology Cognitive processes and aging; Comprehension and memory for speech; Executive control processes
Arthur Wingfield
Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Neuroscience
Psychology/Neuroscience Language, Memory, and Adult Aging
Leslie Zebrowitz
Manuel Yellen Professor of Social Relations
Psychology Age-related stereotypes; Social and neural mechanisms of trait impressions