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School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
School of Education

Dr. Christopher B. Rosnick

Associate Professor


Education: Ph.D., 2005, MPH, 2006
University of South Florida

Cognitive Functioning, Psychology of Aging, Stress, Statistics

(618) 650-5351


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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.

Mentoring Expertise

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.

Representative Publications

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