Dr. Christopher B. Rosnick
Education: Ph.D., 2005, MPH, 2006
University of South Florida
Cognitive Functioning, Psychology of Aging, Stress, Statistics
About Dr. Rosnick
Christopher B. Rosnick received his Ph.D. in Aging Studies and his MPH in Biostatistics from the University of South Florida. He completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Lifespan Developmental Psychology Laboratory at Brandeis University. He is currently an Assistant Professor and teaches classes in the psychology of aging, research design and statistics. He also teaches the senior capstone course. Dr. Rosnick is interested in how contextual factors influence cognitive functioning with a special interest in possible mechanisms (e.g., intrusive thinking and biological markers) of cognitive impairment. He is currently utilizing the Midlife in the United States longitudinal dataset to examine the longitudinal effects of experiencing life stressors on cognitive performance across the adult lifespan. Dr. Rosnick is a frequent presenter at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America and other conferences and has published numerous articles in gerontology and other journals. He received the Laurence G. Branch Doctoral Student Research Award at the 133rd American Public Health Association conference and an Honorable Mention for the James G. Zimmer New Investigator Research Award at the 134th Annual American Public Health Association conference. At SIUE, Dr. Rosnick serves as director of the Department of Psychology's DATA Consultants.
Dr. Rosnick is available to mentor students who are interested in working with older adults and would like exposure to methods used in experimental, developmental, and cognitive psychology.
- Rosnick, C. B., Rawson, K., Butters, M., & Lenze, E. (in press). Association of Cortisol with Neuropsychological Assessment in Older Adults with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Aging & Mental Health.
- Stawski, R., Almeida, D., Lachman, M. E., Tun, P.A., Rosnick, C. B., & Seeman, T. (2011). Associations between cognitive function and naturally-occurring daily cortisol during middle adulthood: Timing is everything. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 66B (Supplement 1), i71-i81.
- Rosnick, C. B., Small, B. J., & Burton, A. M. (2010). The effect of spousal bereavement on cognitive functioning in a sample of older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 17, 257-269 .
- Lachman, M.E., Rosnick, C., & Röcke, C. (2009). The Rise and Fall of Control Beliefs in Adulthood: Cognitive and Biopsychosocial Antecedents and Consequences of Stability and Change over Nine Years. In H. Bosworth and C. Hertzog (Eds.), Aging and Cognition: Research Methodologies and Empirical Advances (pp.143-160). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
- Lachman, M. E., Röcke, C., Rosnick, C.B., & Ryff, C. D. (2008). Realism and illusion in Americans' views of their life satisfaction: Age differences in perceiving the past and anticipating the future. Psychological Science, 19 (9), 889-897
- Rosnick, C.B., Small, B.J., McEvoy, C.L., Borenstein, A.R. & Mortimer, J.A. (2007). Negative life events and cognitive performance in a population of older adults. Journal of Aging and Health, 19(4), 612-629.
- Rosnick, C.B., Small, B.J., Borenstein Graves, A., & Mortimer, J.A. (2004). The association between health and cognitive performance in a population-based study of older adults: The Charlotte County healthy aging study (CCHAS). Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 11(1), 89-99.