▼ Zielgruppen ▼

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences - English

Dr. Frank J. Infurna

Foto
Name
Dr. Frank J. Infurna
Status
wiss. Mitarb.
Email
frank.j.infurna (at) hu-berlin.de
Homepage
http://www.psychologie.hu-berlin.de

Institution
Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Psychologie → Entwicklungs- und Pädagogische Psychologie
Visiting address
Rudower Chaussee 18 , Room 2.111
Phone number
(030) 2093-9424
Fax
(030) 2093-9351
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

 

EDUCATION


2012

PhD. Human Development and Family Studies,
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2009
M.S. Human Development and Family Studies,
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2007
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology,
Bachelors of Arts in Brain and Cognitive Science,
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

- Applying a life-span developmental approach to studying adult development and aging

- Examining antecedents and outcomes of perceived control
- Investigating lifelong antecedents of longevity and successful aging
- Nature and functional implications of subjective age
- Changes in psychosocial and physical functioning in relation to major life events

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012 - Present
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Psychology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany


2011 - Present
Visiting Research Fellow, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). Berlin, Germany

 

2007 – 2012
Graduate Research Assistant: Department of Human Development and Family Studies,
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA


Summer 2008, 2009, 2010
Survey Research Center Summer Intern: Health and Retirement Study (Dr. Jacqui Smith),
Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


2006 – 2007
Undergraduate Research Assistant: Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, NY
 

HONORS AND AWARDS

- Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) section Pre-Dissertation Award, 2009
- Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization (ESPO) Interdisciplinary Paper Award, 2009
- Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) section Student Travel Award, 2010
- Invited member, Kappa Omnicron Nu (KON) Honor Society
- Survey Research Center Summer Internship Program at the University of Michigan, Summer 2008
- Induction into Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honor Society, Spring 2005


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

- DAAD Winter School on “Fundamentals of Human Development and Aging” Heidelberg University, December 2010
- APA Advanced Training Institute on Structural Equation Modeling in Longitudinal Research, May 2010
- Examining the Health and Retirement Study Workshop, Survey Research Center Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques, Summer 2008
- Data Collection Methods, Survey Research Center Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques, Summer 2008



Publications

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Gerstorf, D., Infurna, F.J., & Ram, N. (2012, April). Longitudinal changes in memory as a function of disease: Findings from the Health and Retirement Study. Paper presented at the 14th Biennial Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Hülür, G., Infurna, F.J., Ram, N., & Gerstorf, D. (2012, April). Death cohorts in the Health and Retirement Study: Differences in age- and mortality-related cognitive decline. Poster presented at the 14th Biennial Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Infurna, F.J., & Gerstorf, D. (2012, April). Linking perceived control and memory change: Evidence for the role of behavioral and physiological health factors. Poster presented at the 14th Biennial Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Infurna, F. J., Gerstorf, D., & Zarit, S. H. (2011, November). Changes in role overload and mastery of caregivers with the placement of a care recipient: The role of caregiver and care recipient characteristics. Paper to be presented for presentation at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

Gerstorf, D., Ram, N., Infurna, F. J., Michalski, N., Schupp, J., & Wagner, G. G. (2011, May).Using natural experiments and data collected over long-term and short-term time scales to better understand adult changes in well-being. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Infurna, F. J., Gerstorf, D., Ram, N., Schupp, J., & Wagner, G. G. (2010, November). Long-term antecedents and outcomes of perceived control.Paper presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Infurna, F. J., & Gerstorf, D (2010, November). The interplay of psychosocial resources and health in adulthood and old age.Symposium conveners at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Morack, J., Infurna, F. J., &Gerstorf, D. (2010, November) Age-related trajectories of change in physical and mental health across the adult lifespan.Poster presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Infurna, F. J., &Gerstorf, D. (2010, May) Examining changes in depressive symptoms in relation to cancer diagnosis.Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Infurna, F. J., Gerstorf, D., Ryan, L. H., & Smith, J. (2010, April) Examining dynamic links between memory and functional limitations in old age: Evidence from the AHEAD cohort of the health and retirement study. Poster presented at the 13th Biennial Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Infurna, F. J., Gerstorf, D., &Zarit, S. H. (2009, November) Examining dynamic links between mastery and health: Longitudinal evidence for differential linkages in midlife and old age. Paper presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA.

Infurna, F. J., &Gerstorf, D (2009, November) Longitudinal interrelationships between social support, control beliefs, and health.Symposium conveners at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA.

Infurna, F. J., Ryan, L. H., Smith, J., &Gerstorf, D. (2009, October) Examining dynamic links between cognition and health in old age: Evidence from the AHEAD Study. Paper presented at the 6th Biennial Meeting of the Society for the Study of Human Development, Ann Arbor, MI.

Infurna, F. J., Gerstorf, D., Berg, S., &Zarit, S. H. (2008, November) Subjective age in the oldest old: Results from the OCTO study. Poster presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, National Harbour, MD.

Infurna, F. J. & Smith, J. (2008, July).How we age: Examining psychological profiles in midlife and old age. SRC Summer Internship Program 5th Annual Symposium. Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Infurna, F. J., &Sörensen, S.(2007, November)Does marital status moderate the association of social relationships with preparation for future care? Poster presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.

Sörensen, S., Lyness, J. M., Duberstein, P. R., Chapman, B., Infurna, F. J., &Pinquart, M. (2006, November)Howare mood disorders related to preparation for future care? Poster presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Dallas, TX.

 

TEACHING INTERESTS

- Lifespan and Adult Development and Aging Psychology

- Perceived Control, Motivation, and Self-Regulation Across the Lifespan

- Social Relationships and Health

- Research Methodology