Grants and Publications

Recent Grants:

Pilot & Feasibility Grant Program Award (Vanderbilt Diabetes Research & Training Center-DK020593 and NC Diabetes Research Center-DK124723): Relationships between Neighborhood Socioeconomic Context, Psychosocial Distress, Race, and Diabetes Risk (Award Dates: 9/2020-9/2021). Role: PI

NSF IUSE Award (#20221481): Collaborative Research: Building Capacity to Improve STEM Education through Citizen Science by Scaling Up University-Community Partnerships (Award Dates: 10/2020-9/2022). Role: Co-PI

NSF RAPID Award (#2033926): Psychosocial Determinants of Successful Remote Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Study of Promoters and Barriers faced by HBCU Students (Award Dates: 6/2020-5/2021). Role: PI

NIA Diversity Supplement Award (#3RF1AG022018-11S2): Longitudinal Relationships between Adiposity and Cognition in Black Older Adults (Award Dates: 9/2019-3/2021). Role: Mentee; PI: Barnes

Selected Publications

Aiken-Morgan, A. T., Capuano, A., Arvanitakis, Z., & Barnes, L. L. (2020). Changes in BMI are related to faster cognitive decline among African American older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. DOI:10.1111/(ISSN)1532-5415 First Published Online September 2020.

Aiken-Morgan, A. T., Gamaldo, A. A., Wright, R. S., Allaire, J. C., & Whitfield, K. E. (2018). Stability and change in cognitive status classification among African American older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66(1), 179-183. doi:10.1111/jgs.15225 First Published Online November 2017.

Phillips, K. L., Rogers, C. R., & Aiken-Morgan, A. T. (2017). Perceptions of chronic disease among older African Americans: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 10(4), 52-60.

Aiken-Morgan, A. T., Gamaldo, A. A., Sims, R. C., Allaire, J. C., & Whitfield, K. E. (2015). Education desegregation and cognitive change in African American older adults. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 70(3), 348-356. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu153. Huffington Post Article

Aiken-Morgan, A. T., Bichsel, J., Savla, J., Edwards, C. L., & Whitfield, K. E. (2014). Associations between personality and self-rated health. Ethnicity & Disease, 24(4), 418-422.

Dzierzewski, J. M., Marsiske, M., Aiken-Morgan, A. T., Buman, M. P., Giacobbi, Jr., P. R., Roberts, B. L., McCrae, C. S. (2013). Cognitive inconsistency and practice-related learning in older adults. GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 26(3), 173-184.

Aiken-Morgan, A. T., Bichsel, J., Allaire, J. C., Savla, J., Edwards, C. L., & Whitfield, K. E. (2012). Personality as a source of individual differences in cognitive aging among African American older adults. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 465-471.

Buman, M. P., Giacobbi, P. R., Dzierzewski, J. M., Aiken Morgan, A., McCrae, C. S., Roberts, B. L., & Marsiske, M. (2011). Peer volunteers improve long-term maintenance of physical activity in older adults: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 8(S2), S257-S266.

Aiken Morgan, A. T., Marsiske, M., Dzierzewski, J. M., Jones, R. N., Whitfield, K. E., Johnson, K., &, Cresci, K. (2010).  Race-Related Cognitive Test Bias in the ACTIVE Study: A MIMIC Model Approach. Experimental Aging Research, 36, 1-27.

Aiken-Morgan, A. T., Sims, R., & Whitfield, K. E. (2010). Cardiovascular health and education as sources of individual variability in cognitive aging among African Americans. Journal of Aging and Health, 22(4), 477-503.

Aiken-Morgan, A., Marsiske, M. & Whitfield, K. E. (2008). Characterizing and explaining differences in cognitive test performance between African American and European American older adults. Experimental Aging Research, 34(1), 80-100.