Data Collection Ongoing

Einstein Aging Study (EAS)

The Einstein Aging Study (EAS) is a longitudinal study of cognitive aging. Since 1980, the EAS team has examined both normal aging and challenges associated with aging, particularly Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. EAS is a noteworthy...

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Elucidating the Necessary Components and Mechanisms of Cognitive Training (ENACT)

The overall objective in this planning grant is to lay the conceptual and methodological foundation to explore cognitive, psychosocial, lifestyle behaviors, biomarker, and neural mechanisms of two forms of conceptually driven cognitive training....

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Epigenetic Age Acceleration and Brain Health (EPIGENETICS)

This NIH-funded project gathers data from nearly 3000 individuals across four international cohorts to examine the impact of child maltreatment on epigenetic age acceleration, a cross-tissue index of the biological aging of cells that differs...

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Everyday Function Intervention Trial (EFIT)

This project will assess potential cognitive and psychosocial mechanisms underlying the transfer of cognitive training to everyday functioning in older adults. Participants will complete measures of cognition, health, sensory functioning,...

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Everyday Stress Response Targets in the Science of Behavior Change (QUINCE)

This project, led by Dr. Joshua Smyth, Dr. Martin Sliwinski, and Dr. David Almeida, explores the temporal dynamics and components of stress responses in everyday life. Using a mixture of methods, including secondary data analysis...

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Feasibility and Enjoyment of Exergames Study (FLEX)

The Feasibility and Enjoyment of Exergames Study (FLEX) assesses older adults’ perceptions of using exergames, such as Xbox Kinect, for exercise and maintaining cognition. The main goals of the project are to gather information on (1) older...

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Integrative Biobehavioral and Psychosocial Risk for MCI

This project will address considering many factors simultaneously to help identify unique associations and provide a clearer description of how diverse psychological, behavioral, and physiological factors relate to cognitive decline.

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Mediterranean Healthy Diet Trial (MHD)

This study is a randomized clinical trial to investigate whether a Multicultural Healthy Diet, an anti-inflammatory diet, can improve cognitive functioning in a middle aged (40-65 yr old) urban population in Bronx, New York compared to a usual...

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Midlife in the United States Refresher (MIDUS)

The Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) Refresher is an extension of the decade long longitudinal study of midlife adult health and well-being. MIDUS employs a multidisciplinary team of scholars and researchers to understand the...

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Mobile Monitoring of Cognitive Change (M2C2)

This project will develop innovative ambulatory methods that rely on mobile and sensor technology to measure the cognitive and behavioral function of people in their everyday life. These methods will provide more cost-effective, accurate,...

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Data Resources

Cognitive and Physical Exercise Study (CAPES)

Cognitive and Physical Exercise Study (CAPES) is a project that investigates the impact of cognitive training, exercise training, and the possible effects of a combined physical and cognitive program against a no-contact control group. Older...

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Cognitive Training Gains and Mobility Outcomes in ACTIVE III

Cognitive Training Gains and Mobility Outcomes in ACTIVE III is a secondary analysis of crash-related mobility outcome measures from the multi-site randomized clinical trial entitled Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (...

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Daily Assessment in Arthritis Study

This daily diary study of 152 older adults with knee osteoarthritis and their spouses  focuses on spouses’ daily behaviors (e.g., empathic responses, autonomy support, and solicitousness). Our overall goal is to examine the effects of daily...

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Effects of Stress on Cognitive Aging, Physiology, and Emotion (ESCAPE)

Effects of Stress on Cognition Aging, Physiology, and Emotions (ESCAPE) is an NIA funded study that examines the mechanisms that link stress to cognitive aging. It is a longitudinal measurement-burst design study that aims to examine short-term...

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Inflammatory Mediators of Stress and Cognitive Aging

This project extends the longitudinal ESCAPE study (PI: Sliwinski) to examine the degree to which stress-related alterations of both the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and in inflammation (both basal inflammation...

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Senior and Adolescent Naturalistic Driving Study (SANDS)

Senior and Adolescent Naturalistic Driving Study (SANDS) is a project that addresses one of the leading causes of death for individuals across the lifespan: motor vehicle crashes. The overarching goal is to examine unbiased real-world driving in...

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The Workplace Practices and Daily Family Well-Being Project

Penn State is part of the Work, Family Health Network (WFHN), which is comprised of eight coordinating organizations conducting research on how best to improve the health of workers and their families and reduce work-family conflict, while also...

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Visual Integrity and Neural plasticity in the Elderly Study (VINES)

Visual Integrity and Neural plasticity in the Elderly Study (VINES) has the goal to investigate the neural mechanisms of processing speed and processing speed training in a sample of older adults using fMRI.  Older adults were randomized to one...

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