Cassandra M. Germain

TitleAssistant Professor

DepartmentPsychology

Phone336-285-2276

Emailcmgermain@ncat.edu

Websitehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cassandra_Germain/research

OfficeScience Building
Room: 226

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Cassandra M. Germain

Education

Ph D: Psychology, North Carolina State University, 2010

MS: Psychology, North Carolina State University, 2003

BA: Psychology, Hunter College, 1999


Research Interests

Dr. Germains research focuses on preserving functional health and wellbeing in older adults. Current projects include 1) examining the impact of music intervention on cognition, mood and neuropsychiatric symptoms in older adults with cognitive impairment/dementia; and 2) Understanding the relative contributions of chronic disease and health behaviors on functional impairment in aging women.


Recent Publications

Vásquez,  E  Germain,  Cassandra  Tang,  F  Lohman,  M  Fortuna,  K  Batsis,  J  ( 2018).  The Role of Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Mobility and Physical Function in Older Adults..    Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society.

Batsis,  J  Mackenzie,  T  Vasquez,  E  Germain,  Cassandra  Emeny,  R  Rippberger,  P  Lopez-Jimenez,  F  Bartels,  S  ( 2018).  Association of adiposity, telomere length and mortality: data from the NHANES 1999-2002..  ( 2,  42,  pp. 198-204).   International journal of obesity (2005).

Batsis,  John  Germain,  Cassandra  Vasquez,  Elizabeth  Zbehlik,  Alicia  Bartels,  Stephen  ( 2016).  Physical Activity Predicts Higher Physical Function in Older Adults: The Osteoarthritis Initiative.  ( 1,  13,  pp. 6-16).   JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH.

Germain,  Cassandra  Vasquez,  Elizabeth  Batsis,  John  ( 2016).  Physical Activity, Central Adiposity, and Functional Limitations in Community-Dwelling Older Adults.  ( 2,  39,  pp. 71-76).   JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY.

Germain,  Cassandra  Vasquez,  Elizabeth  Batsis,  John  McQuoid,  Douglas  ( 2016).  Sex, race and age differences in muscle strength and limitations in community dwelling older adults: Data from the Health and Retirement Survey (HRS).  ( 65,  pp. 98-103).   ARCHIVES OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS.

Batsis,  J  Germain,  Cassandra  Vásquez,  E  Bartels,  S  ( 2016).  Prevalence of weakness and its relationship with limitations based on the Foundations for the National Institutes for Health project: data from the Health and Retirement Study..  ( 10,  70,  pp. 1168-1173).   European journal of clinical nutrition.

Germain,  Cassandra  Batsis,  J  Vasquez,  E  McQuoid,  D  ( 2016).  Muscle Strength, Physical Activity, and Functional Limitations in Older Adults with Central Obesity..  ( 2016,  pp. 8387324).   Journal of aging research.

Batsis,  John  Germain,  Cassandra  Vasquez,  Elizabeth  Lopez-Jimenez,  Francisco  Bartels,  Stephen  ( 2015).  Waist Circumference, Physical Activity, and Functional Impairments in Older US Adults: Results from the NHANES 2005-2010.  ( 3,  23,  pp. 369-376).   JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.

Batsis,  J  Germain,  Cassandra  Vásquez,  E  Lopez-Jimenez,  F  Bartels,  S  ( 2015).  Waist Circumference, Physical Activity, and Functional Impairments in Older U.S. Adults: Results from the NHANES 2005-2010..  ( 3,  23,  pp. 369-76).   Journal of aging and physical activity.

Hayden,  Kathleen  Makeeva,  Oksana  Newby,  L.  Plassman,  Brenda  Markova,  Valentina  Dunham,  Ashley  Romero,  Heather  Melikyan,  Zarui  Germain,  Cassandra  Welsh-Bohmer,  Kathleen  Roses,  Allen  ( 2014).  A comparison of neuropsychological performance between US and Russia: Preparing for a global clinical trial.  ( 6,  10,  pp. 760-768).   ALZHEIMERS & DEMENTIA.

Romero,  Heather  Welsh-Bohmer,  Kathleen  Gwyther,  Lisa  Edmonds,  Henry  Plassman,  Brenda  Germain,  Cassandra  McCart,  Michelle  Hayden,  Kathleen  Pieper,  Carl  Roses,  Allen  ( 2014).  Community Engagement in Diverse Populations for Alzheimer Disease Prevention Trials.  ( 3,  28,  pp. 269-274).   ALZHEIMER DISEASE & ASSOCIATED DISORDERS.

Vasquez,  Elizabeth  Batsis,  John  Germain,  Cassandra  Shaw,  Benjamin  ( 2014).  Impact of Obesity and Physical Activity on Functional Outcomes in the Elderly: Data From NHANES 2005-2010.  ( 6,  26,  pp. 1032-1046).   JOURNAL OF AGING AND HEALTH.

Hess,  Thomas  Germain,  Cassandra  Swaim,  Elizabeth  Osowski,  Nicole  ( 2009).  Aging and Selective Engagement: The Moderating Impact of Motivation on Older Adults' Resource Utilization.  ( 4,  64,  pp. 447-456).   JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY SERIES B-PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES.

Germain,  Cassandra  Hess,  Thomas  ( 2007).  Motivational influences on controlled processing: Moderating distractibility in older adults.  ( 5,  14,  pp. 462-486).   AGING NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITION.