Graduate Students

Xin Yao Lin
Xin Yao Lin
PhD Student

Xin is a second year PhD student from Queens, New York. She completed her undergraduate study at Stony Brook University with a Bachelors of Arts & Science in Psychology and Asian American Studies, along with minors in Biology and Digital Arts. She is broadly interested in socio-cognitive processes involved in adult development and aging. Currently, she is interested in the effect of online social support in exercise efficacy for older adults.

Alycia Sullivan Bisson
Alycia Sullivan Bisson
PhD Student

Alycia is a fourth year PhD student who is broadly interested in the field of cognitive aging. As an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she studied the influence of sleep on memory consolidation across the lifespan. After graduation, Alycia worked as a lab manager in a kinesiology lab at UMass for two years. Here, she helped lead physical activity and sleep interventions in underserved communities. Currently, she is interested in interventions (specifically physical activity interventions) that have the potential to improve sleep. Such lifestyle interventions could buffer the effects of cognitive aging.

Selected Publications

Sullivan, A. N., & Lachman, M. E. (2017). Behavior change with fitness technology in sedentary adults: A review of the evidence for increasing physical activity. Frontiers in Public Health, 4. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2016.00289