Behavioral Research in Aging, Neuroscience, Cognition, and Health


Amber Watts
Assistant Professor
Fraser Hall, Room 426

My research investigates health behaviors, prevention strategies, and bio-behavioral processes associated with cognitive decline & dementia.

Graduate Students

Andrea Bevan

Andrea is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology who is currently working on a pilot study of the Benefits of Tai Chi in Older Adults.

Aili Breda
Fraser, room #323

Aili is a third year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Kansas.

Alex Laffer
Fraser Hall, room #315

Undergraduate Students

  • Anna Nichols
  • Brittany Brower
  • Laura Scieszinski
  • Sarah Zimmerman
  • Tyler Johnson

Past Lab Members

  • Kate Rhyner, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Salem, Virginia Veteran’s Administration
  • Mauricio Garnier, PhD, Marquette University
  • Emily Frese, BS, medical school at KU Med
  • Tyler Sharpe, BA, graduate school in psychology
  • Sang Park, BS, chiropractic school
  • Kyle Haley, BS, graduate school in exercise science
  • Taylor Burkhead, BA, applying for graduate school in psychology
  • Brady Rendzia, BA, working in medical research
  • Austin Steer, BA, applying for medical school
  • Hannah Swagerty, BS, applying for medical school
  • Gabby Zeller, BA, graduate school in psychology

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