Einstein Aging Study

The Einstein Aging Study (EAS) is a longitudinal study of cognitive aging. The EAS team has examined both normal aging and challenges associated with aging, particularly Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. EAS is a noteworthy study because it constitutes a large and racially and economically diverse group of older adults. A new, $32 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will allow an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Penn State and Albert Einstein College of Medicine to continue the Einstein Aging Study for five more years.   

The study is now being led collaboratively by Dr. Orfeu Buxton, Elizabeth Fenton Susman Professor of Biobehavioral Health, and his Penn State colleagues Dr. Jennifer Graham-Engeland, Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health, and Dr. Christopher G. Engeland, Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health. Each co-lead a project studying a diverse community of older adults from Bronx, New York with data collection led by the Einstein Medical Center team.

Project Team

Orfeu M. Buxton, Ph.D.

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Core Leader, Project Leader, Co-Investigator
David E. Conroy, Ph.D.

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Co-Investigator
Christopher G. Engeland

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Core Leader, Project Leader
Alyssa Gamaldo

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Co-Investigator
Jennifer E. Graham-Engeland, Ph.D.

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Project Co-Leader
Jonathan Hakun

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Co-Investigator
Kyle W. Murdock, Ph.D.

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Co-Investigator
Idan Shalev, Ph.D.

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Co-Investigator
Ruixue Zhaoyang, Ph.D.

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Core Leader