About Dr. Aiken Morgan

Adrienne Aiken Morgan, PhD

Welcome to my website! As a clinical geropsychologist, my professional and research interests lie at the intersection of four broad areas of inquiry: sociocultural experience (e.g., race & ethnicity, education); cognition; aging; and health/health disparities. My research has two primary objectives: 1) To examine how individual differences in social and health factors influence cognitive aging among African Americans across the lifespan; and 2) To develop and implement behavioral health interventions to reduce dementia risk among African American communities.

Currently, I am an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Most recently, I was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at North Carolina A&T State University. I hold an appointment as a visiting research fellow in the Center on Health and Society at the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University. I was previously a senior fellow at the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development.

Professional Activities

Licensed Psychologist and Health Services Provider (HSP-P) (2014-present; State of North Carolina)

American Psychological Association; Adult Development and Aging (Division 20) and Society of Clinical Geropsychology (Division 12/II)

Gerontological Society of America; Minority Issues in Gerontology Advisory Panel – Chair; Diversity & Inclusion Workgroup Member

Education & Training

Duke University: Lecturing Fellow, Thompson Writing Program (2015-2016)

Duke University Medical Center: Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development (2011-2013)

Rush University Medical Center: Post-Doctoral Fellow and Instructor in Department of Behavioral Sciences, Geriatric & Rehabilitation Psychology (2008-2011)

University of Chicago: Clinical Internship (APA-accredited); Area of Concentration: Neuropsychology (2007-2008)

University of Florida: PhD in Clinical Psychology (2008); Concentration: Neuropsychology; Graduate Certificate in Gerontology (2008); MS in Clinical Psychology (2004)

Florida A&M University: BA in Psychology, summa cum laude, (2002)