Marsiske biosketch

Michael Marsiske, Ph.D.

  • Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
  • Curriculum Vitae link
  • Phone: (352) 273-5097


  • 1992-1995 Postdoctoral Fellowship Center for Psychology and Human Development Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education
  • 1990-1992 Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies Pennsylvania State University
  • 1987-1990 M.S. Human Development and Family Studies Pennsylvania State University
  • 1983-1987 B.Sc. Psychology University of Toronto

Faculty Profile

Michael Marsiske is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida (UF). Marsiske’s major research emphases are: (a) the investigation of cognitive intervention strategies for older adults (cognitive training, video games, exercise, collaboration and prompting), and (b) development and evaluation of measures of everyday cognition.  Marsiske was one of the PIs of the NIH- funded ACTIVE trial, a ten-year multi-site study of the long-term effects of cognitive interventions for older adults. Other support has come from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “Pioneer” program (“Games for Health”) and the McKnight Brain Research Foundation. Marsiske is also the PI and training director of an National Institute on Aging (NIA) funded predoctoral T32 program in aging, funded since 2003.  He also serves as the Core Leader for the Recruitment, Retention and Adherence Core of the NIA-funded Claude Denson Pepper Older Americans Independence Center at UF. Dr. Marsiske is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and is a past recipient of the Springer Award for Early Career Achievement in Research and Adult Development and Aging from Division 20 of the American Psychological Association. At UF, he has also received the university’s UF Research Foundation Professorship and the UF Doctoral Mentoring Award. Marsiske is a past-Chair of the NIA-S (Behavioral and Social Sciences) Initial Review Group for the National Institute on Aging. Prior to arriving at UF, Marsiske received his undergraduate degree (B.Sc.) in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and his graduate degrees (MS, PhD) in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. His postdoctoral fellowship was conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. Marsiske was an Assistant Professor of Gerontology and Psychology at Wayne State from 1995-2000.