Outstanding Gerontology Researcher of the Year

Heather L. Menne, Phd
Senior Research Scientist
Margaret Blenkner Research Institute
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging


Her research explores the theoretical underpinnings of the stress process for individuals with cognitive impairment, family caregivers, and formal caregivers. Her recent work includes ongoing evaluation of the evidence-based “Reducing Disability in Alzheimer’s Disease” program in Ohio.

Dr. Menne currently serves as President of the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE). She is a reviewer for several international journals, and is on the editorial board for Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice.

Dr. Menne earned a doctorate in sociology from Case Western Reserve University, a master’s in gerontological studies from Miami University, and a bachelor’s degree from Ripon College.



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