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Roscoe Nicholson, MA – Senior Research Associate

Roscoe Nicholson joined Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging in September 2013. He was previously with the University of Chicago’s Department of Comparative Human Development, where he is a PhD candidate. His graduate training in that interdisciplinary program has spanned psychology, sociology, anthropology, and neuroscience. Mr. Nicholson’s research background includes survey design, qualitative and quantitative research, and neuroscience. His research interests include cognition, motivation, emotion, the application of neuroscience research outside the laboratory, and physicians’ perspectives on the intersection of medicine and religion, with a particular focus on the impact of religion on psychological well-being.

Since joining Mather LifeWays, Mr. Nicholson has been working on the development and evaluation of a program on brain fitness that utilizes a whole-person, multidimensional approach. Mr Nicholson has also been regularly contributing summaries of cutting-edge research on aging to Mather LifeWays Aging in Action and InvestigAge blogs.