Alliance of Researchers in Aging (ARIA)

Alliance of Researchers in Aging

Texas State University

The Alliance of Researchers in Aging (ARIA) is a group of Texas State researchers dedicated to aging and life course research. This group provides resources for research and practice, and facilitates networking opportunities among scholars in the field of aging.

Media Recognition

ThirdAge.Design, November 4, 2022, "Dementia Design that Supports Respect for Residents", Guest: Dr. Christopher Johnson

Texas State Newsroom, June 21, 2022, "Texas State professor enhancing safety for older adults through technology” https://news.txst.edu/featured-faculty/2022/enhancing-safety-for-older-adults-through-technology.html

Big Ideas TXST podcast, May 2, 2022 “Episode 28: Heath benefits of volunteering with Seoyoun Kim” https://news.txst.edu/inside-txst/big-ideas-podcast/episode-28-volunteering-with-seoyoun-kim.html

Discover Magazine, May 13, 2022 “Understanding the basis of superior memory” https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/understanding-the-basis-of-superior-memory

Texas Monthly, August 31, 2021: “Aging in the Right Place”

ARIA Member Research Labs

Dr. Rebecca Deason: Memory and Cognition Lab

Dr. Joni Mettler: Translational Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory

Dr. Ranjini Mohan: NEUral Systems Research in Aging Lab (NEURAL)

Dr. Ann Hee Hiong Ngu: Personalized Watch-based Fall Risk Analysis and Detection with Cross Modal Learning

Dr. Carmen Westerberg: Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory



Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) serves older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers with a variety of services and supports throughout the region.

Capital City Village is Austin's virtual community of seniors committed to aging in place - living in our own homes and communities comfortably - while maintaining healthy and active lifestyles.

The Price Center serves as a gathering place for stimulating cultural, social and intellectual opportunities for proposed inter-generational encounters, where the life experiences of our senior generation may be shared with the aspirations of those on their own life journey. 


If you are an adult over age 55 and would be interested in participating in research conducted by members of the Alliance of Researchers in Aging at Texas State, please fill out the following survey: https://txstate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3DvStHDyYkNt02i