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Scott Roberts Scott Roberts, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education
Phone: 734-936-9854 E-mail: jscottr@umich.edu
Faculty Profile

  • Research focuses on how people respond to genetic testing for risk of adult-onset disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer.
  • Currently P.I. on NIH-funded project to examine responses of customers to direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Has served for past decade as co-P.I. of the REVEAL Study (Risk Evaluation & Education for Alzheimer's Disease), an NIH-funded series of clinical trials assessing the psychological and behavioral impact of genetic risk disclosure.
  • Teaches courses in public health ethics and genetics, health behavior and health education.
  • Co-directs the dual-degree (M.P.H./M.S) program in Public Health and Genetic Counseling and directs Genomics, Health & Society Program at the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine

Other topics for Scott Roberts

  • Aging
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Ethics
  • Genetic counseling
  • Genetics
  • Mental health
  • Patient education
  • Risk communication

Topic: Aging

Goncalo Abecasis, D.Phil., B.Sc.
Associate Professor in Biostatistics
Phone: (734) 763-4901 E-mail: goncalo@umich.edu
Faculty Profile

  • Develops statistical tools and software for the identification and study of genetic variants important in human disease.     MORE

Cathleen Connell, PhD, MS, BA
Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: (734) 647-3189 E-mail: cathleen@umich.edu
Faculty Profile

  • Expert in dementia caregiving and the psychological and social impact of chronic illness among older adults, particularly Alzheimer's disease.     MORE

Brant E. Fries, PhD
Professor in Health Management and Policy
Phone: (734) 936-2107 E-mail: bfries@umich.edu
Faculty Profile

  • Helped develop Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI), federally mandated evaluation of nursing home residents, providing information on approximately 4.8 million residents per year.     MORE

Neal M. Krause, PhD, MA
Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: (734) 763-5583 E-mail: nkrause@umich.edu
Faculty Profile

  • Focuses on stress and the resources people use to cope with it.     MORE

Scott Roberts, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Health Behavior & Health Education
Phone: 734-936-9854 E-mail: jscottr@umich.edu
Faculty Profile

  • Research focuses on how people respond to genetic testing for risk of adult-onset disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer.     MORE

Relevant Issues of Findings Magazine

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Voice of Experience

15 Ideas for a Better Old Age

Staying Power

Introduction - A Guide to Thriving

Career Watch: Aging-Related Careers

Point/Counterpoint

One Day of Alzheimer's: Caring for a loved one can be a regular exercise in heartbreak.

Educating the Public Health Workforce

inFOCUS: Nursing homes

Research Highlights-- Another Culprit Identified in Menopause Bone Loss

Research Highlights-- Possible Breakthrough on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Research Update-- Fries to Lead Major National Study of Nursing Homes

Hot Flashes and Other Midlife Myths. With an unprecedented $80 million nationwide research project focusing on women at midlife, scientists are not only saying the "menopause" in public, they're finding out what it really means (PDF).

Future Findings-- A Worldwide Network of Care (PDF, page 9)

Healthily Ever After: Researchers are pinpointing the factors that can put one octogenarian on cross-country skis and another in a wheelchair (PDF).

The Genetics of Aging: A mispelled letter may provide critical insight into the process of growing old (PDF, page 12)

Saving the Eyes (PDF, page 17)

Future Findings-- Age-Related Change: What Causes It? How Does it Affect Us? (PDF, page 40)

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