CREATE Personnel

Weill Cornell Medicine

Adrienne Jaret

Assistant Director of CREATE

Education

M.S.P.H., University of Miami

Contact
(212) 746-1237
Biography

Adrienne Jaret, M.S.P.H., is the Assistant  Director of CREATE and will work with the Director and Principal Investigators in managing all administrative aspects of the Center. She will expand the scope and breadth of CREATE, nationally and internationally. Additionally, she was appointed Administrative Director of the Center on Aging and Behavioral Research at Weill Cornell Medicine. Prior to this appointment Ms. Jaret worked at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for over forty years.

Affiliations

Weill Cornell Medicine; Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Sarah Z. Weingast

Sarah Z. Weingast

Research Program Coordinator

Education

B.A., Cognitive Sciences, Rice University

Contact
212-746-0952
Biography

Sarah Z. Weingast joined the Center on Aging and Behavioral Research at Weill Cornell Medicine as the Research Program Coordinator in August 2018. Sarah will assist the PIs with the coordination of the cores as well as reporting and compliance requirements with all relevant NIA, University, and other funding agencies. She will also manage the operational functions of the CREATE research projects at WCM.

Affiliations
Weill Cornell Medicine; Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

 

Georgia Institute of Technology

Sean A. McGlynn, M.S.

Site Coordinator

Education

M.S., Engineering Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016

B.S., Double Major – Cognitive Science, Psychology; University of Connecticut, 2011

Contact
404-385-0872
Biography

Sean A. McGlynn is a 6th year Ph.D. student in the Engineering Psychology department. His research interests include user-interface design, human-robot interaction, virtual and augmented environments, design for older adults, technology acceptance; and cognitive aging. His current research focuses on developing a psychology-based model of the experience of presence (a user’s sense of ‘being there’) in virtual environments.

Tracy Mitzner

Tracy Mitzner, Ph.D.

Investigator

Education
  • Ph.D. Cognitive/Experimental Psychology (2001), University of Kansas
  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology (2001), University of Kansas
  • Minor in Quantitative Psychology (2001), University of Kansas
  • M.A., Cognitive/Experimental Psychology (1998), University of Kansas
  • B.A., Psychology (1992), University of Kansas
Contact
404-894-8344
Biography

Tracy Mitzner is an Investigator for CREATE at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on understanding age-related changes and the potential of technology to support older adults, including those with impairments. Her research topics include older adults' acceptance and usage of emerging technologies (mobile applications, health monitoring, telepresence, robotics), particularly for applications to facilitate social and physical wellness.

 

University of Miami

Shih-Hua Fu

Shih-Hua Fu

Research Data Manager

Education

M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami

Contact
305-355-9078
Biography

Shih-Hua Fu is the Data Manager for CREATE. She is responsible for the development of data collection instruments and the implementation of data collection protocols for quality data collection.  Her responsibilities also include the coordination of Center data from all sites and maintenance of the core database to ensure that information flows accurately, timely and securely.

Mario Hernandez

Mario A. Hernández

Sr. Research Associate

Education

M.S. Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, University of Miami

Contact
305-355-9058
Biography

Mr. Hernández has a Master of Science degree in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety from the University of Miami. He has been working at the University of Miami’s Center on Aging as a Senior Research Associate since 2006. Prior to that, he was a graduate research assistant at the Center on Aging from 2001. Mr. Hernández’s interests are in usability, information and graphic design, and web and mobile user experience. He has also studied the role of knowledge and cognitive abilities and its relationship to information seeking, problem solving, and technology use among older adults.

Chin Chin Lee

Sr. Project Manager

Education

M.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Miami; M.S. in Public Health, University of Miami

Contact
(305) 355-9062
Biography

Ms. Lee has been working at the University of Miami Center on Aging since 1999. Currently, she is the Senior Project Manager at the Center on Aging. Since 2004, Ms. Lee has been the Assistant Director of CREATE. Ms. Lee manages most of the research projects at the Center on Aging, including PRISM 2.0 field trial, intervention-based projects for caregivers of Alzheimer’s or dementia patients, health-behavioral systems to promote well-being of older adults, novel technology to augment cognitive training in older adults, and aging in-place research using technology. Ms. Lee has published in the field of psycho-social and behavioral caregiving intervention programs, and in technology use among older adults.

Affiliations

American Public Health Association

 

Florida State University

Kellcee Jacklin

Site Coordinator

Education

B.S., Psychology, Florida State University

Contact
850-644-8839
Biography

Kellcee E. Jacklin is a graduate of Florida State University. She currently works for CREATE on the PRISM project as a project coordinator. She is responsible for undergraduate students, data collection, and site operation. Her interests include cognitive and clinical psychology as well human factors in aging populations.

Katharine Griffis Lewis

Katharine Griffis Lewis

Research Assistant

Education

B.S. in Psychology, Florida State University

Biography

Katharine Lewis is a researcher for CREATE at Florida State University. She is involved with project organization, participant correspondence and data management. She also trains students in participant recruitment, experiment set up and completion.

Brennan Paedae

Brennan Paedae

Site Coordinator

Contact
(850) 644-8839
Biography

Brennan Paedae is the site coordinator for the PRISM project for CREATE at Florida State University. Brennan is involved in the administration and organization of the PRISM project, and also plays a role in the management of personnel and participant recruitment.

 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Megan Bayles

Megan Bayles

Graduate Research Assistant

Education

B.S., Psychology, Florida State University

Contact
217-300-5445
Biography

Megan A. Bayles is a first year graduate student working towards a Master’s in Community Health with a specialization in Health Technology. Her interests include human factors, technology acceptance, and the aging population.

Kenneth A. Blocker, M.S.

Kenneth A. Blocker, M.S.

Site Coordinator; Website Administrator

Education

M.S. in Psychology (Cognitive Aging), Georgia Institute of Technology

B.S. in Psychology and Sociology, Florida State University

Contact
217-300-5445
Biography

Kenneth A. Blocker is the CREATE Website Administrator and a doctoral student in the Cognitive Science of Teaching and Learning program in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Department of Educational Psychology. His research interests include health self-management, promoting behavior change with ambient and/or environmental technologies, cognitive aging, technology design and acceptance, educational technologies, medical human factors, and health care.