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

Ravyts, Scott  Dzierzewski, Joseph  Grah, Stephanie  Buman, Matthew  Aiken-Morgan, Adrienne  Giacobbi, Jr, Peter  Roberts, Beverly  Marsiske, Michael  McCrae, Christina  (2018).  Sleep and pain in mid- to late-life: An exploration of of day-to-day pain inconsistency. .  (2,  41,  pp. 123-129).  Clinical Gerontologist.

Aiken-Morgan, Adrienne  Gamaldo, Alyssa  Wright, Regina  Allaire, Jason  Whitfield, Keith  (2018).  Stability and change in cognitive status classification among Black older adults..  (1,  66,  pp. 179-183).  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Phillips, Karon  Rogers, Charles  Aiken-Morgan, Adrienne  (2017).  Perceptions of chronic disease among older African Americans: A qualitative analysis. .  (4,  10,  pp. 52-60).  Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice.

Gamaldo, Alyssa  Wright, Regina  Aiken-Morgan, Adrienne  Allaire, Jason  Thorpe, Jr, Roland  Whitfield, Keith  (2017).  The Association between Subjective Memory Complaints and Sleep within Older African American Adults.   The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.

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.