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Aging Studies Faculty Receive NIA Grant

Aging Studies Faculty Receive NIA Grant

Stacey Scott, PhD, and Alyssa Gamaldo, PhD, were recently awarded a two-year National Institute on Aging R03. This R03 leverages data from the Effects of Stress on Cognitive Aging, Physiology, and Emotion (ESCAPE; NIA R01AG039409 PI: Sliwinski) study to test predictions about how stress explains health disparities in an economically and racially diverse sample using an ecological momentary assessment (EMA) design. Drs. Scott and Gamaldo's secondary data analysis project provides added value to the original study through its novel aims and use of existing data to obtain objective metrics of childhood SES and current disease burden. The study is expected to advance and expand understanding of how SES disadvantage results in wide disparities in health. Such knowledge has the potential to direct interventions to the chronic stress pathways most predictive of daily and long-term health.