Published Participant Research

Institute for Successful Longevity research depends on generous volunteers willing to participate in our studies. See below for recent publications that have utilized the ISL participant registry to advance science.

Cognition & Cognitive Training

Carr, D. C., Tian, S., He, Z., Chakraborty, S., Dieciuc, M., Gray, N., ... & Boot, W. R. (2022). Motivation to engage in aging research: Are there typologies and predictors? The Gerontologist, 62(10), 1466-1476.

Dieciuc, M., Zhang, S., Gray, N., Lustria, M. L. A., Carr, D. C., Charness, N., & Boot, W. R. (2023). Terms of engagement: Understanding the motivations, preferences, and attitudes of older adults toward mobile cognitive assessment and training. The Gerontologist, gnad048.

Gray, N., Yoon, J. S., Charness, N., Boot, W. R., Roque, N. A., Andringa, R., ... & Vitale, T. (2022). Relative effectiveness of general versus specific cognitive training for aging adults. Psychology and Aging, 37(2), 210.

Harrell, E. R., Kmetz, B., & Boot, W. R. (2019). Is cognitive training worth it? Exploring individuals’ willingness to engage in cognitive training. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, 3, 405-415.

Mason, J. R., Tenenbaum, G., Jaime, S., Roque, N., Maharaj, A., & Figueroa, A. (2022). Arterial stiffness and cardiorespiratory fitness are associated with cognitive function in older adults. Behavioral Medicine, 48(1), 54-65.

Sanders, E. C., Harrell, E. R., & Boot, W. R. (2023). Does repeated exposure to messages about cognitive training efficacy facilitate a placebo effect? Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, 1-15.

Yoon, J. S., Roque, N. A., Andringa, R., Harrell, E. R., Lewis, K. G., Vitale, T., ... & Boot, W. R. (2019). Intervention comparative effectiveness for adult cognitive training (ICE-ACT) trial: Rationale, design, and baseline characteristics. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 78, 76-87.


Bruefach, T., Carr, D. C., & Sachs-Ericsson, N. (2022). History of childhood mistreatment and the psychological health consequences of COVID-19 for older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 1-9.

Jean Francois, G., Carr, D., Meynadasy, M. A., & Sachs-Ericsson, N. (2023). Prediction of COVID-19-related distress: the role of anxiety and resiliency. Aging & Mental Health, 27(3), 572-579.

Teaster, P. B., Roberto, K. A., Savla, J., Du, C., Du, Z., Atkinson, E., ... & Lichtenberg, P. A. (2022). Financial fraud of older adults during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gerontologist, gnac188.

Mental Health

Brush, C. J., Kallen, A. M., Meynadasy, M. A., King, T., Hajcak, G., & Sheffler, J. L. (2022). The P300, loneliness, and depression in older adults. Biological Psychology, 171, 108339.

Meynadasy, M. A., Brush, C. J., Sheffler, J., Mach, R., Carr, D., Kiosses, D., ... & Sachs-Ericsson, N. (2022). Emotion regulation and the late positive potential (LPP) in older adults. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 177, 202-212.

Preston, T., Carr, D. C., Hajcak, G., Sheffler, J., & Sachs-Ericsson, N. (2021). Cognitive reappraisal, emotional suppression, and depressive and anxiety symptoms in later life: The moderating role of gender. Aging & Mental Health, 26, 1-9.

Sachs-Ericsson, N., Carr, D., Sheffler, J., Preston, T. J., Kiosses, D., & Hajcak, G. (2021). Cognitive reappraisal and the association between depressive symptoms and perceived social support among older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 25(3), 453-461.


Sheffler, J. L., Arjmandi, B., Quinn, J., Hajcak, G., Vied, C., Akhavan, N., & Naar, S. (2022). Feasibility of an MI-CBT ketogenic adherence program for older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 8(1), 16.

Technology & Aging

Dilanchian, A. T., Andringa, R., & Boot, W. R. (2021). A pilot study exploring age differences in presence, workload, and cybersickness in the experience of immersive virtual reality environments. Frontiers in Virtual Reality, 2, 736793.

Fowe, I., & Boot, W. R. (2022). Understanding older adults' attitudes toward mobile and wearable technologies to support health and cognition. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 1-9.

Gray, N., & Charness, N. (2022). Technology obsolescence across the adult lifespan in a USA internet sample. Frontiers in Public Health, 10, 1005822.


Barrett, A. E., Michael, C., Noblitt, J., & Mimbs, H. (2023). Aches and pains: how do they affect transitions from driving? Innovation in Aging, 7(1), igac074.

Koloushani, M., Ghorbanzadeh, M., Gray, N., Raphael, P., Ozguven, E. E., Charness, N., ... & Molnar, L. J. (2022). Older Adults’ concerns regarding Hurricane-Induced evacuations during COVID-19: Questionnaire findings. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 15, 100676.

Souders, D. J., Charness, N., Roque, N. A., & Pham, H. (2020). Aging: Older adults’ driving behavior using longitudinal and lateral warning systems. Human Factors, 62(2), 229-248.