Melissa Lunsman O'Connor

Melissa Lunsman O'Connor

Melissa Lunsman O'Connor, (Ph.D. University of South Florida)
Assistant Professor

Office: EML Hall 283
Office Phone: 701-231-8688
Email:melissa.oconnor@ndsu.edu

Core Area: Adult Development and Aging

Research Interest: My research focuses on characterizing changes in cognitive and functional abilities across the adult lifespan, and my ultimate goal is to promote healthy aging.  Specifically, my research interests include: examining age-related differences and changes in cognitive and functional abilities, such as driving, among healthy adults and clinical populations; quantitative methods and psychometrics; interventions for improving cognition, health, and everyday functioning; and attitudes toward dementia.

Current Research: Healthy Aging Lab

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