Title: Associate Research Scientist
Company: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Lindsay H. Ryan, Associate Research Scientist at the University of Michigan, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in dementia studies.
Since 2012, Dr. Ryan has excelled as a research scientist with the University of Michigan. Her field of expertise involves individual and contextual influences on psychological well-being, physical health, and cognition as adults age. She has extensive experience developing, implementing and harmonizing over the life course new measures for studies of older adults. Dr. Ryan has managed a large national study on dementia that represented the United States population over 65 years old and consulted with sister studies worldwide who are adapting and implementing their protocols.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2003, Dr. Ryan earned a master’s degree in 2005 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 2008 in human development and family studies from Pennsylvania State University. She then prospered as a network associate with the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society, an organization whose objective was building an intellectual framework to guide effective responses to the aging of America and to promote policy options that can help achieve that objective.
Dr. Ryan attributes her success to her academic inclination, enjoying learning and thinking through mathematics and statistics. She cites the mentorship of Dr. Jackie Smith, who she considers a great role model. Dr. Ryan considers her most notable achievement being involved in international community dementia work, as she avers that assisting in a significant study that could make an impact and being associated with top institutions is a huge privilege.
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