About Michael Marsiske, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Marsiske is Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. Dr. Marsiske received his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1992 (Human Development and Family Studies). He followed this with a postdoctoral fellowship in Psychology and Human Development at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education in Berlin (1992-1995). Prior to joining the University of Florida in 2000, Dr. Marsiske was an Assistant Professor of Gerontology and Psychology at Wayne State University.
Dr. Marsiske’s research has focused on cognitive aging, with a particular emphasis on cognitive intervention strategies with older adults. Since 1997, Dr. Marsiske has been a principal investigator on the National Institute on Aging ACTIVE trial, a clinical trial of cognitive training for older adults with twenty years of followup data. With Dr. Adam Woods and Ron Cohen, the NIA-funded “Augmenting Cognitive Training” trial examines whether cognitive training benefits for older adults can be enhanced via transcranial direct current stimulation. Marsiske has also been funded by NIA, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, McKnight Brain Institute for studies of a variety of cognitive intervention approaches with older adults including exercise promotion, exergames, aerobic fitness, action video games, self-administered computer training, and cognitive collaboration. Dr. Marsiske previously led the Recruitment, Retention and Adherence Core of the University of Florida NIA-funded Claude Denson Pepper Older Americans’ Independence Center (PI: Marco Pahor, MD), and collaborates with Dr. Carolyn Tucker in the University of Florida Program for Health Disparities Research. Marsiske is currently core leader of the Data Management and Analysis Core of the NIA-funded 1Florida Alzheimers Disease Research Center. Marsiske also directs a UF NIA-funded institutional predoctoral training program (T32) in aging.
- Cognitive Aging
- Cognitive interventions
- Longitudinal research design and data analysis
- Social determinants of racial and ethnic disparities in late-life cognition