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The Gerontological Society of America selects 2023 Fellows

Grant and Award Announcement

The Gerontological Society of America

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has named 49 exemplary professionals as its newest fellows.

Fellow status is peer recognition for outstanding contributions to the field of gerontology and represents the highest category of GSA membership. This distinction comes at varying points in a person’s career and is given for diverse activities that include research, teaching, administration, public service, practice, and notable participation in the Society. Fellows are chosen from across GSA’s membership groups.

The new fellows will be formally recognized during GSA’s 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 8 to 12 in Tampa, Florida.

The Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education 

Katarina Friberg-Felsted, PhD, FAGHE, University of Utah; Ramraj Gautam, PhD, FAGHE, University of Massachusetts Lowell 

Behavioral and Social Sciences 

Carolyn Adams-Price, PhD, FGSA, Mississippi State University; Lisa L. Barnes, PhD, FGSA, Rush University Medical Center; Monique J. Brown, PhD, MPH, FGSA, University of South Carolina; Michael Crowe, PhD, FGSA, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Tina Leigh Dothard Peterson, PhD, MSW, MPH, CSW, FGSA, The University of Cincinnati; Sam Fazio, PhD, FGSA, Alzheimer's Association; Eileen Graham, PhD, FGSA, Northwestern University; Tiffany F. Hughes, PhD, MPH, MBA, FGSA, Youngstown State University; Richard Ellis Kennedy, MD, PhD, FGSA, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Gloria Luong, PhD, FGSA, Colorado State University; Christine Armstrong Mair, PhD, FGSA, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Wingyun Mak, PhD, FGSA, The New Jewish Home Research Institute on Aging; Shannon T. Mejía, PhD, FGSA, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Lisa M. Soederberg Miller, PhD, FGSA, University of California, Davis; Chivon A. Mingo, PhD, FGSA, Georgia State University; Heehyul Esther Moon, PhD, MS, FGSA, University of Louisville; Dennis R. Myers, PhD, LCSW, FGSA, Baylor University; Amy Rauer, PhD, FGSA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Sudha Shreeniwas, PhD, FGSA, University of North Carolina Greensboro; Deborah M. Whitley, PhD, MPH, FGSA, Georgia State University; Lisa Ann Kirk Wiese, PhD, MSN, RN, GERO-BC, PHNA-BC, CNE, FGSA, Florida Atlantic University; Takashi Yamashita, PhD, MPH, MA, FGSA, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Xin Zhang, PhD, FGSA, Peking University 

Biological Sciences

Rich Allsopp, PhD, FGSA, University of Hawaii; Kylie Kavanagh DVM, MS, MPH, FGSA, Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Steven J. Prior, PhD, FGSA, University of Maryland, College Park 

Health Sciences 

Candace S. Brown, PhD, MA, Med, FGSA, University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Harleah G. Buck, PhD, RN, FPCN, FAHA, FGSA, FAAN, The University of Iowa; Thomas V. Caprio, MD, MPH, MS, FGSA, University of Rochester; Wen Liu, PhD, MSN, RN, FGSA, The University of Iowa; Jennifer M. Reckrey, MD, FGSA, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Debra Saliba, MD, MPH, AGSF, FGSA, UCLA Borun Center & VA Los Angeles GRECC; Elizabeth Vásquez, DrPH, FGSA, University at Albany (SUNY); Yu Doris Sau-fung RN, BSc(Nursing), PhD, FHKAN, FAAN, The University of Hong Kong; Oleg Zaslavsky, PhD, MHA, RN, FAAN, FGSA, University of Washington 

Social Research, Policy, and Practice  

Marc Cohen PhD, MPP, FGSA, University of Massachusetts Boston; Phyllis Cummins, PhD, FGSA, Miami University; Susan E. Hickman, PhD, FGSA, Indiana University; Su-I Hou, DrPH, MPH, BSN, CPH, MCHES, RN, CDP, FACHE, FGSA, University of Central Florida; Suk-Young Kang, PhD, MSSW, FGSA, Binghamton University; Christopher M. Kelly, PhD, FGSA, University of Nebraska at Omaha; R. Tamara Konetzka, PhD, FGSA, University of Chicago; Adria E. Navarro, PhD, LCSW, FGSA, University of Southern California; Nicole Ruggiano, PhD, MSW, FGSA, University of Alabama; April Temple, PhD, FGSA, James Madison University; Tiffany R. Washington, PhD, MSW, FGSA, University of Georgia; Ling Xu, PhD, FGSA, University of Texas at Arlington 


The Gerontological Society of America is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA’s structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society.

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