Texas Aging and Longevity Center
Texas Aging and Longevity Center

Translational and Intervention Research Faculty

The scholars in the area of Translational and Intervention Research are making an effort to build on basic scientific research to create innovations and improve current practice, therapy, medical procedures, and diagnostic tools. Researchers in this area transform scientific findings in laboratory settings into practical treatments that can be applied in clinical or therapeutic settings.  


Gayle Acton, PhD, RN, CS

Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Nursing

 Namkee Choi, PhD

Professor of Social Work and Psychiatry

Valerie Danesh, PhD, RN, FCCM

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Tracie Harrison, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA

Professor of Nursing

Maya Henry, PhD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor of Communiation Sciences and Disorders

Robin Hilsabeck, PhD, ABPP

Associate Professor of Neurology

Director of Cognitive Disorders Center at Mulva

Jungfeng Jiao, PhD

Assistant Professor of Architecture

 Jung Kwak, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor of Nursing

Sarah Swords, MSW

Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Social Work

Coordinator of GRACE Program

Bo Xie, PhD

Professor of Nursing

Professor of Information 


Amy Young, MD

Chief Clinical Officer

Vice Dean of Professional Practice 

Professor of Women's Health

Yan Zhang, PhD

Associate Professor of Information