Behavioral Health and Aging Research Lab

The Behavioral Health and Aging Research Lab is part of the Pacific University School of Graduate Psychology.

Our research team is devoted to promoting mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan, with a focus on developing and adapting behavioral health interventions that are responsive to the unique needs and strengths of older adults.

Behavioral Health and Aging Research Projects

Researchers are currently conducting a study to learn more about health factors that may increase or decrease risk for suicide for some people who notice changes in memory or thinking. Learn more about participating in the study.

Learn about other recent publications and presentations by the Behavioral Health and Aging Research Lab team.

Behavioral Health and Aging Research Lab Staff

Emily Bower is the principal investigator for the Behavioral Health and Aging Research Lab. As a clinical psychologist and geriatric behavioral health researcher, much of Dr. Bower’s work is focused on exploring the many ways people adjust to functional changes — including physical, cognitive, emotional and social function — following an injury, illness or significant life transition.

Dr. Bower oversees additional research by PhD candidates in Pacific University’s PhD in clinical psychology program. Are you a student interested in volunteering in the lab? Send your CV and a brief description of your interest to Dr. Bower at esbower@pacificu.edu.

Meet Lab Researchers

 

Contact Us

Behavioral Health and Aging Research Lab
503-352-6439 | BowerLab@contact.pacificu.edu