University of Michigan-Dearborn




Brenda Whitehead, Ph.D.


Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the COVID-19 and Older Adults survey study in March and April 2020! 

Click on the links below to read the publications highlighting findings from this data:

Stay safe, stay healthy.

Frequently Asked Questions:


The Aging Well Lab at the University of Michigan-Dearborn


What is the Aging Well Lab?


The Aging Well Lab is a group of faculty and students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn who are interested in understanding more about how we age, and especially how we age well. Find out more HERE.


Why is the Aging Well Lab interested in me?


We study aging, which means we need aging people to help us! For most of our studies, we seek out people aged 60 years or older, but sometimes recruit adults in midlife as well.



Who leads the Aging Well Lab?


The Aging Well Lab is headed by Dr. Brenda Whitehead, an associate professor of psychology. Dr. Whitehead is a developmental psychologist, with specific training in studying adult development and aging. Find out more HERE.

How can I help?

There are a few ways:

   1. Take the survey through the link above.

   2. Email

   3. Call 313-593-5493

   4. Tell your friends!


By participating in research studies, you play a very important role in helping us to better understand aging. Thank you!! 


What will I have to do?


Most of the time, studies involve filling out surveys--sometimes once, sometimes daily for two weeks, sometimes yearly--that tell us information about how you are experiencing the aging process. Sometimes, we also have in-person data collection, where you may come to campus. Find more information about individual studies HERE.


What do you do with my information?


We are very careful with any information you provide to us. If the survey is not anonymous, we will NEVER share your contact information with others, and will ONLY use it to contact you for research purposes. We take special care to make sure all of the data are kept secure and confidential. Find out more HERE.