Adrienne Aiken Morgan

TitleAssistant Professor





OfficeNew Science Building
Room: 362

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Adrienne Aiken Morgan


Ph D: Psychology, University of Florida, 2008

MS: Psychology, University of Florida, 2004

BA: Psychology, Florida A&M University, 2002

Research Interests

My research interests lie at the intersection of four broad areas: sociocultural experience, cognition, aging, and health and health disparities. My research examines the influence of social and health disparities on cognitive aging in African American adults and has two main areas of focus: 1) To examine how individual differences in social and health factors influence cognitive aging across the lifespan in African Americans; 2) To develop and implement physical and cognitive health interventions to improve cognitive function and prevent cognitive decline and incipient dementia in African American communities at disproportionate risk.

Recent Publications

Thorpe, Jr, Roland  Szanton, Sarah  Walker, Janiece  Cary, Michael  Hill, LaBarron  Aiken-Morgan, Adrienne  Whitfield, Keith  (2015).  Physical Health of African Americans.  The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging   John Wiley & Sons, Inc..

Hill, L  Sims Wright, R  Aiken-Morgan, A  Gamaldo, A  Edwards, C  Whitfield, K  (2015).  Perceived Control Predicts Pulse Pressure in African American Men: The Baltimore Study of Black Aging.  (3,  25,  pp. 263-70).  Ethnicity & disease.

Floegel, T  Giacobbi, Jr, P  Dzierzewski, J  Aiken-Morgan, A  Roberts, B  McCrae, C  Marsiske, M  Buman, M  (2015).  Intervention markers of physical activity maintenance in older adults.  (4,  39,  pp. 487-99).  American journal of health behavior.

Aiken-Morgan, A  Gamaldo, A  Sims, R  Allaire, J  Whitfield, K  (2015).  Education Desegregation and Cognitive Change in African American Older Adults..  (3,  70,  pp. 348-56).  The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences.

Sims, R  Thorpe, Jr, R  Gamaldo, A  Aiken-Morgan, A  Hill, L  Allaire, J  Whitfield, K  (2015).  Cognition and health in African American men..  (2,  27,  pp. 195-219).  Journal of aging and health.

Aiken-Morgan, A  Bichsel, J  Savla, J  Edwards, C  Whitfield, K  (2014).  Associations between self-rated health and personality..  (4,  24,  pp. 418-22).  Ethnicity & disease.