Associated Researchers

SHAARP Lab Director

Dr. Lesley Ross


Dr. Ross is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, the Director of the Human and Development and Family Studies Schreyer Honors Program, and the Director of the SHAARP lab at the Pennsylvania State University. Click here to read her research biography.


Penn State:

  • Department of Health and Human Development

  • Center for Healthy Aging

  • Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

  • Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, College of Medicine

Secondary Appointments:

  • Faculty, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Visiting Faculty, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing, Australian National University

Teaching Interests:

Dr. Ross currently enjoys teaching Adult Development and Aging (HDFS 249), and graduate courses focused on Professional Development (HDFS 590), Ethics (HDFS 515), Successful Aging as well as Cognitive Aging, Assessment and Intervention. 

Conflict of Interest: None

Dr. Ross