Join us in February for Cognability: An ecological theory of neighborhoods and cognitive aging presented by Michael Esposito, PhD, of Washington University in St. Louis and Jessica Finlay, PhD, of University of Michigan.
This seminar is part of the monthly Issues in Aging series that highlights current research and perspectives on aging-relevant issues from experts in medicine, social work, psychology, law and more.
This event will take place virtually via Zoom webinar. Please register to receive your unique link to attend.
About the Speakers
Michael Esposito, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis
Dr. Esposito investigates how broad, racialized social systems – and their constituent institutions – are configured in ways that layer privileges on white populations and hazards on BIPOC populations. His research ultimately seeks to understand how these systematically-distributed privileges and penalties arrive on population health.
Jessica Finlay, PhD
Research Investigator, Social Environment and Health Program, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Dr. Finlay is a health geographer and environmental gerontologist with an MA and PhD in Geography and Gerontology from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Finlay is an interdisciplinary health geographer who uses mixed methods to investigate how built, social, and natural environments affect health and wellbeing, lifestyle behaviors, and quality of life. In particular, she focuses on aging in place and cognitive health disparities among underrepresented and underserved older adults.