Whitfield's research on individual differences in minority aging employs a two prong approach that includes studying individual people as well as members of twin pairs. His research examines the individual variation in health and individual differences in cognition due to health conditions. Whitfield has worked with researchers from Sweden, Russia, and the United States to examine how social, psychological, and cultural factors of cognition and healthy aging. He has completed a study that involves examining health and psycho-social factors related to health among adult African American twins from North Carolina. His current research project is a longitudinal study of cognition and health among older African Americans.
|Keith Whitfield, DIrector
Psychology and Neuroscience