The Study of Healthy Aging
& Applied Research Programs
Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Lesley Ross
Dr. Ross is an Associate Professor of Psychology, the SmartLife Endowed Chair of Aging and Cognition, and the Associate Director of the Institute of Engaged Aging at Clemson University. Dr. Ross was an Associate Professor of Human and Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University until 2020 when she joined Clemson University. Click here to read her research biography.
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Healthy Aging, Pennsylvania State University
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Visiting Faculty, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing, Australian National University
At the undergraduate level, Dr. Ross enjoys teaching Adult Development and Aging; Honors Research Methods; and Honors Professional Development. At the graduate level, she enjoys teaching Professional Development; Ethics Successful Aging; and Cognitive Aging, Assessment and Intervention.
Conflict of Interest: None
Dr. Christy Phillips
Dr. Phillips is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Clemson Institute for Engaged Aging (IEA) Faculty Affiliate, and Clemson University School of Health Research Faculty Scholar. Dr. Phillips is the Co-Director of the SHAARP lab and has a broad background in promoting well-being and everyday functional outcomes among older adults. She has over 30 years of combined research and programmatic experience related to optimizing and preserving health and functional abilities across the lifespan. Dr. Phillips’s research focuses on understanding individual and environmental level influences on behavioral and functional outcomes and applying this knowledge in intervention design and implementation. Additionally, she studies emerging methods and technologies that can be used to measure these influences and outcomes.