Perspectives on the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study 

​​Investigators and Collaborators in the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study

 
Director

Merrill F. Elias, PhD, MPH
Emeritus Professor of Psychology;
Emeritus Cooperating Professor

Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering
University of Maine
Orono, Maine, USA

Co-Director

Michael A. Robbins, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator and Co-Director, MSLS
Associate Research Professor and
Cooperating Associate Research Professor
Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering;
Acting Associate Dean for Academic and Student Services,
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Maine
Orono, Maine, USA

 Associate Director

Fayeza Ahmed, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Maine
Orono, Maine, USA

 Active Investigators

Walter P. Abhayaratna, DrPH, FRACP, FACC
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
College of Medicine, Biology and Environment
Australian National University
Canberra, ACT, Australia

Ala’a Al Kerwi, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator, Epidemiology and Public Health Research Unit (EPHRU)
Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH)
Department of Population Health (DoPH)
Luxembourg

Georgina E. Crichton, PhD
Kensington Park Medical Practice;
School of Psychology
University of Adelaide,
Adelaide, South Australia
and
Adjunct Research Professor of Psychology,
Department of Psychology
University of Maine
Orono, Maine, USA

Adam Davey, PhD
Chief Statistician, MSLS
Professor of Behavioral Health and Nutrition
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware, USA
and
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Maine
Orono, Maine, USA

Peter Dearborn, MA, PhD
Data and Insights Manager
Spotted, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Susan P. Elias, MS
Data Archivist Consultant to MSLS
Research Associate III
Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Scarborough, Maine, USA

Amanda L.  Goodall, MA
Publications Archivist, MSLS 
Research Associate in Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Maine
Orono, Maine, USA

Emily Haigh, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology and
Director of Training in Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Maine
Orono, Maine, USA

Rebecca MacAulay, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Maine
Orono, Maine, USA

Kevin J. Sullivan, PhD.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Epidemiology of Aging
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Student Investigators

Olivia Bogucki, MA
Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology
University of Maine
Department of Psychology
Orono, Maine, USA

Angel Boeve, BA
Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Maine
Orono, Maine, USA

Amy Halpin, MS

Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Maine,
Orono, Maine, USA

Taylor McMillan, BA
Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Maine,
Orono, Maine, USA

Christina Reale, BA
Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Maine
Orono, Maine, USA

Rachael Torres, BA
Doctoral Candidate in Kinesiology
Department of Kinesiology
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware, USA

Alexandra Wade,  BPsych
Doctoral Candidate in Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
University of South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia


Emeritus Investigators and Collaborators

Gunnar H. Anderson, MD 
Specialist in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Slocum-Dickson Medical Group
Hartford, New York, USA

 

Christopher J. Bates, PhD (deceased)
Leader, Dunn Nutrition Unit
Head of the Micronutrient Status Research Group
MRC Nutrition Research
RC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory (MRC EWL)
University of Cambridge,
Cambridge, England, UK

Susanne Brennan (deceased)
Director of Data Collection, MSLS
Endocrine Unit
SUNY Health Sciences Center
Syracuse, New York, USA

Marc Budge, BScMed, MBBS, FRACP
Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Monash University School of Medicine
Melbourne, Australia

Gregory A. Dore, PhD (decesased)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Behavioral Epidemiology Section
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences
National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Penelope K. Elias, PhD (Retired)
Associate Research Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Maine
Orono, Maine, USA

Aki Hamagami, PhD
Advanced Statistician III
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Carole Johnston, BSc
Research Assistant and Laboratory Manager
Department of Pharmacology
University of Oxford,
Oxford, England, UK

Kathleen C. Light, PhD
Research Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
School of Medicine
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

John J. McArdle, PhD (retired)
Department of Psychology
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Zsuzsanna Nagy, MD, DPhil
Senior Lecturer in The Institute of Inflammation and Ageing
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, England, UK

Clyde A. Pentz, III, PhD (deceased)
Adjunct Faculty
Lecturer
University of California at Long Beach
Long Beach, California, USA

Thomas Pierce, PhD.
Professor of Psychology
Radford University
Radford, Virginia, USA

Helga Refsum, MD, PhD
Professor Institute of Basic Medical Sciences
Department of Nutrition
Institute of Basic Medical Sciences
University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway

Norman A. Schultz, Jr, PhD (deceased)
Co-Investigator, MSLS
Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina, USA

Stephen L. Seliger, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Attending Physician, Baltimore Medical Center Veterans Administration
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

A. David Smith, DPhil, FMedSci
Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology
Founder and Director, OPTIMA Project to Investigate Memory and Aging
Founder and Director, MRC Anatomic Neuropharmacology Unit
University of Oxford
Oxford, England, UK

David H.P. Streeten, MB, DPhil, FRCP (deceased)
First Co-Investigator, MSLS 
Professor of Medicine
SUNY Health Sciences Center
Syracuse, New York, USA

Shari R. Waldstein, PhD

Professor of Psychology, Medicine, & Gerontology

University of Maryland, Baltimore County and
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Nancy C. Waugh, PhD (deceased)
Lecturer
Department of Psychology
University of Oxford

Oxford, England, UK

W. Gibson Wood, III, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology
Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
and
Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Program
GRECC Education/Evaluation Director
Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

 

Special Recognition of Individuals who Facilitated Collaborative Studies

Peter A. Rand, MD, Maine Medical Center, facilitating early MSLS studies of angina pectoris at Maine Medical Center

Steven J. Scheinman, MD,  formerly Executive Vice President and Dean; State University of New York, Upstate Medical University (SUNY, NY), facilitating collaborative investigations at SUNY.