Broadly, our research examines the influence of social and health disparities on cognitive aging in African American adults.
Current Lab Projects:
–Physical Activity & Cognitive Function in Low-Income African American Older Adults
–Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Perceived Stress, and Cognitive Performance in African American College Athletes
–Effects of Exercise on Hypertension, Gut Dysbiosis, & Cognition in Middle Age African Americans
If you are a student and interested in joining our research lab, please contact Dr. Aiken Morgan at aamorgan1 [at] ncat.edu.
2019-2020 Lab Members:
- Dextiny McCain, Psychology Graduate, Fall 2019
- Jada Hyman, Senior Psychology Student
- Destini Brown, Senior Psychology Student
- Tierra Bessant, Senior Psychology Student
- Alexis Olds, Psychology Graduate, Spring 2020
- Briana Bloodworth, Psychology Graduate, Spring 2020 (Not Pictured)
Former Lab Students & Projects:
Kyle Barrentine, Psychology Graduate, Spring 2020; Graduate Student at the University of Virginia
Barrentine, K., & Aiken-Morgan, A. T. (2018). Relationships between Socioeconomic Status, Education, and Depression in African American Adults.
Barrentine, K., & Aiken-Morgan, A. T. (2017). The Association between Perceived Locus of Control and Self-Reported Depression in Older African American Men.
Amber Dickson & Ebone Clodfelter, Psychology Graduates of North Carolina A&T State University
Clodfelter, E., & Aiken-Morgan, A. T. (2018). The Relationship between Social Support and Cognition in Older African Americans.
Dickson, A., & Aiken-Morgan, A. T. (2018). Education and Cognitive Aging in African Americans.