Deborah Finkel

Professor Psykologi
Institutet för gerontologi , Hälsohögskolan

Forskning. Dr. Finkel forskningsintressen innefattar att tillämpa metoder för beteende genetisk analys för undersökningar av kognitiv åldrande och biologiska markörer i åldrandet, tillämpa metoder för longitudinell analys till tvillingdata för att undersöka genetiska och miljömässiga påverkningar vid longitudinell förändring. Vid Institutet för Gerontologi vid JU fokuserar hon på analyser av fysisk funktion och invaliditetsprocessen samt undersökningar med hjälp av livskvalitetsdata från de nationella kvalitetsregistren.

Biografi: Dr. Finkel fick sin Ph.D. i psykologi från University of Minnesota och är för närvarande professor i psykologi vid Indiana University South East, samt gästprofessor vid School of Health and Welfare på JU. Hon arbetar med tvillingstudier av åldrande baserade i Sverige, Danmark, Finland, Australien och USA.

Artikel

Zammit, A. Piccinin, A. Duggan, E. Koval, A. Clouston, S. Robitaille, A. , ... Hofer S. (2021). A coordinated multi-study analysis of the longitudinal association between handgrip strength and cognitive function in older adults The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, 76(2), 229-241.
Finkel, D., Bülow, P., Wilińska, M., Jegermalm, M., Torgé, C., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Bülow, P. (2021). Does the length of institutionalization matter? Longitudinal follow-up of persons with severe mental illness 65 years and older: shorter-stay versus longer-stay International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
Nilsen, C., Nelson, M., Andel, R., Crowe, M., Finkel, D., Pedersen, N. (2021). Job Strain and Trajectories of Cognitive Change Before and After Retirement The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences.
Finkel, D., Ernsth-Bravell, M. (2020). Cohort by Education Interactions in Longitudinal Changes in Functional Abilities Journal of Aging and Health, 32(3-4), 208-215.
Beam, C. Turkheimer, E. Finkel, D. Levine, M. Zandi, E. Guterbock, T. , ... Davis D. (2020). Midlife study of the Louisville Twins: Connecting cognitive development to biological and cognitive aging Behavior Genetics, 50(2), 73-83.
Li, X. Ploner, A. Wang, Y. Magnusson, P. Reynolds, C. Finkel, D. , ... Hägg S. (2020). Longitudinal trajectories, correlations and mortality associations of nine biological ages across 20-years follow-up. eLIFE, 9.
Finkel, D., Franz, C., Christensen, K., Reynolds, C., Pedersen, N. (2020). Longitudinal twin study of subjective health: Differences in genetic and environmental components of variance across age and sex The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, 75(1), 1-10.
Johansson, L. Finkel, D. Lannering, C. Dahl Aslan, A. Andersson-Gäre, B. Hallgren, J. , ... Ernsth-Bravell M. (2020). Using aggregated data from Swedish national quality registries as tools to describe health conditions of older adults with complex needs Aging Clinical and Experimental Research.
Raymond, E. Reynolds, C. Dahl Aslan, A. Finkel, D. Ericsson, M. Hägg, S. , ... Jylhävä J. (2020). Drivers of Frailty from Adulthood into Old Age: Results from a 27-Year Longitudinal Population-Based Study in Sweden The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 75(10), 1943-1950.
Lindmark, U., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Johansson, L., Finkel, D. (2020). Oral health is essential for quality of life in older adults: A Swedish National Quality Register Study Gerodontology.
Finkel, D., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Pedersen, N. (2020). Role of motor function and lung function in pathways to ageing and decline Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 32, 2479-2487.
Emery, C., Finkel, D., Gatz, M., Dahl Aslan, A. (2020). Evidence of bi-directional associations between depressive symptoms and body mass among older adults The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, 75(8), 1689-1698.
Beam, C., Finkel, D., Giangrande, E., Morris, A., Davis, D. (2020). Genetic influence on Secure Attachment Depends on Socioeconomic Status Behavior Genetics, 50(6), 443.
Finkel, D., Davis, D., Turkheimer, E., Beam, C. (2020). Longitudinal dynamic relationship between temperament and cognition in childhood: the Louisville Twin Study Behavior Genetics, 50(6), 454.
Finkel, D., Ernsth-Bravell, M. (2019). Genetic influences on lung function contribute to subsequent age changes in motor and cognitive function Behavior Genetics, 49(6), 492.
Davis, D., Turkheimer, E., Finkel, D., Beam, C., Ryan, L. (2019). The Louisville Twin Study: Past, Present and Future. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 1-6.
Duggan, E. Piccinin, A. Clouston, S. Koval, A. Robitaille, A. Zammit, A. , ... Hofer S. (2019). A multi-study coordinated meta-analysis of pulmonary function and cognition in aging The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 74(11), 1793-1804.
Finkel, D., Sternäng, O., Jylhävä, J., Bai, G., Pedersen, N. (2019). Functional Aging Index Complements Frailty in Prediction of Entry into Care and Mortality. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 74(12), 1980-1986.
Pedersen, N. Gatz, M. Finch, B. Finkel, D. Butler, D. Dahl Aslan, A. , ... Whitfield K. (2019). IGEMS: The Consortium on Interplay of Genes and Environment Across Multiple Studies - An Update Twin Research and Human Genetics, 22(6), 809-816.
Finkel, D., Andel, R., Pedersen, N. (2018). Gender Differences in Longitudinal Trajectories of Change in Physical, Social, and Cognitive/Sedentary Leisure Activities The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, 73(8), 1491-1500.
Hallgren, J., Fransson, E., Reynolds, C., Finkel, D., Pedersen, N., Dahl Aslan, A. (2018). Cognitive trajectories in relation to hospitalization among older Swedish adults Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), 74, 9-14.
Finkel, D., Ernsth-Bravell, M. (2018). Cohort By Education Differences In Longitudinal Change In Functional Ability Innovation in Aging, 2(suppl_1), 477.

Konferensbidrag

Finkel, D., Ernsth-Bravell, M. (2019). Age changes in lung function precede and contribute to subsequent age changes in motor function and cognition. International Conference of Psychological Science, 7-9 March 2019, Paris, France.
Finkel, D. (2019). Genetic and Environmental Influences on Functional Ability in the Second Half of Life. International Congress “Social Adaptation, Assistance, and Elderly Health in Present-Day Society,” 10-13 April 2019, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Finkel, D., Emery, C., Gatz, M., Dahl Aslan, A. (2019). Evidence of bi-directional associations between depressive symptoms and body mass among older adults. The annual meeting of the Swedish Society of Epidemiology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Jylhävä, J. Raymond, E. Reynolds, C. Finkel, D. Ericsson, M. Dahl Aslan, A. , ... Pedersen N. (2019). Drivers of frailty from adulthood into old age: Results from a 27-year longitudinal population-based study in Sweden. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Finkel, D., Schwartz, E. (2019). Diversity of day-to-day emotional experiences and social interactions. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Finkel, D. (2019). Longitudinal relationships between cognitive and functional aging. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Nyman, R., Finkel, D. (2019). Living urban or rural in late adulthood ... What is important and what is the difference? . International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Johansson, L., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Finkel, D. (2019). Health and social care in the most ill older persons. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Finkel, D., Lindmark, U., Johansson, L., Ernsth-Bravell, M. (2019). Oral health predicts quality of life in data from Swedish National Quality Registries. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Ernsth-Bravell, M., Finkel, D. (2018). Cohort differences in longitudinal change in functional ability. 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Oslo, Norway, June 2-4, 2018.
Finkel, D., Sternäng, O., Pedersen, N. (2018). Functional biological age as marker of systemic aging processes. 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Oslo, Norway, June 2-4, 2018.
Finkel, D., Ram, N., Pedersen, N. (2018). Longitudinal changes in within-person fluctuation in mood as a marker of decline. 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Oslo, Norway, June 2-4, 2018.
Finkel, D., Zavala, C. (2018). Sex differences in financial strain moderation of genetic influences on subjective health. 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Oslo, Norway, June 2-4, 2018.
Finkel, D., Pedersen, N. (2018). Financial strain moderates genetic influences on self-reported health: Support for social compensation model. 48th Behavior Genetics Annual Meeting, 1-3 August 2018, Boston, MA, USA.
Kåreholt, I., Darin-Mattsson, A., Finkel, D., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Wilińska, M. (2018). Psychological distress, mental illness, and mood fluctuations in old age – causes and consequences. 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Oslo, Norway, June 2-4, 2018.