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Jerri D. Edwards, Ph.D.

Jerri D. Edwards, Ph.D.

Cognitive Aging and Neurophysiology of Aging Labs



Description of Research Interests

Dr. Edwards’ research is aimed toward discovering how cognitive abilities can be maintained and even enhanced with advancing age. Ultimately, the goals of Dr. Edwards’ research are to extend the mobility and independence of older adults thereby improving their quality of life. She is particularly interested in how cognitive interventions (often referred to as brain fitness programs or brain games) help older adults to avoid or at least delay functional difficulties and thereby maintain independence. Much of her work has focused upon the functional ability of driving including assessing driving fitness among older adults and cognitive training strategies to remediate cognitive decline that results in driving difficulties.

Publications

PubMed Publications