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Topic: Aging

Scott Roberts Scott Roberts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: 734-936-9854 E-mail: jscottr@umich.edu
Faculty Profile

  • Research focuses on how people respond to genetic testing for risk of adult-onset disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer.
  • Currently P.I. on NIH-funded project to examine responses of customers to direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Has served for past decade as co-P.I. of the REVEAL Study (Risk Evaluation & Education for Alzheimer's Disease), an NIH-funded series of clinical trials assessing the psychological and behavioral impact of genetic risk disclosure.
  • Teaches courses in public health ethics and genetics, health behavior and health education.
  • Co-directs the dual-degree (M.P.H./M.S) program in Public Health and Genetic Counseling and directs Genomics, Health & Society Program at the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine

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Professor and Chair in Biostatistics
Phone: (734) 763-4901 E-mail: goncalo@umich.edu

  • Develops statistical tools and software for the identification and study of genetic variants important in human disease.     MORE

Cathleen ConnellCathleen Connell, PhD, MS, BA

Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: (734) 647-3189 E-mail: cathleen@umich.edu

  • Expert in dementia caregiving and the psychological and social impact of chronic illness among older adults, particularly Alzheimer's disease.     MORE

Brant E. FriesBrant E. Fries, PhD

Professor in Health Management and Policy
Phone: (734) 936-2107 E-mail: bfries@umich.edu

  • Helped develop Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI), federally mandated evaluation of nursing home residents, providing information on approximately 4.8 million residents per year.     MORE

Neal M. KrauseNeal M. Krause, PhD, MA

Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: (734) 763-5583 E-mail: nkrause@umich.edu

  • Focuses on stress and the resources people use to cope with it.     MORE

Scott RobertsScott Roberts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: 734-936-9854 E-mail: jscottr@umich.edu

  • Research focuses on how people respond to genetic testing for risk of adult-onset disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer.     MORE

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