Academic Title

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Human Services

Research Interests
  • Aging
  • Cognitive Aging
  • Physical Functioning
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Ph.D., Psychology, Boston University
  • M.A., Psychology, Boston University
  • B.S., Psychology, Bridgewater State University
Recent Publications

Garduno, A.C., Laughlin, G.A., Bergstrom, J., Tu, X.M., Cummins, K.M., Franz, C.E., Elman, J.A., Lyons, M.J., Reynolds, C.A., Neale, M.C., Gillespie, N.A., Xian, H., McKenzie, R.E., Toomey, R., Kremen, W.S., Panizzon, M.S., & McEvoy, L.K. (2022). Alcohol use and cognitive aging in middle-aged men: The Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society:JINS, 1–11. Advance online publication.

Eglit, G.M.L, Elman, J.A., Panizzon, M.S., Sanderson-Cimino, M., Williams, M.E., Dale, A.M., Eyeler, L.T., Fennema-Notestine, C., Gillespie, N.A., Gustavson, D.E., Hatton, S.N., Hagler, D.J., Hauger, R.L., Jak, A.J., Logue, M.W., McEvoy, L.K., McKenzie, R.E., Neale, M.C., Puckett, O., Reynolds, C.A., Toomey, R, Xin, M.T., Whitsel, N., Xian, H., Lyons, M.J., Franz, C.E., & Kremen, W.S. (2022) Paradoxical cognitive trajectories in men from earlier to later adulthood. Neurobiology of Aging (109), p. 229-238,

Whitsel, N., Reynolds, C.A., Buchholz, E.J., Pahlen, S., Pearce, R.C., Hatton, S.N., Elman, J.A., Gillespie, N.A., Gustavson, D.E., Puckett, O.K., Dale, A.M., Eyler, L.T., Fennema-Notestine, C., Hagler, D.J., Jr, Hauger, R.L., McEvoy, L.K., McKenzie, R., Neale, M.C., Panizzon, M. S., Sanderson-Cimino, M.,Toomey, R., Tu, X.M., Williams, M.K.E., Bell, T., Xian, H., Lyons, M.J., Kremen, W.S., & Franz, C.E. (2021). Long-term associations of cigarette smoking in early mid-life with predicted brain aging from mid- to late life. Addiction

Franz, C.E., Hatton, S.N., Elman, J.A., Warren, T., Gillespie, N.A., Whitsel, N.A., Puckett, O.K., Dale, A.M., Eyler, L.T., Fennema-Notestine, C., Hagler, D.J., Jr, Hauger, R.L., McKenzie, R., Neale, M.C., Panizzon, M.S., Pearce, R.C., Reynolds, C.A., Sanderson-Cimino, M., Toomey, R., Tu, X.M., Williams, M., Xian, H., Lyons, M.J., & Kremen, W.S. (2021). Lifestyle and the aging brain: interactive effects of modifiable lifestyle behaviors and cognitive ability in men from midlife to old age. Neurobiology of Aging, 108, 80–89.

Williams, M.E., Elman, J.A., McEvoy, L.K., Andreassen, O.A., Dale, A.M., Eglit, G.M.L., Eyler, L.T., Fennema-Notestine, C., Franz, C.E., Gillespie, N.A., Hagler, D.J. Jr, Hatton, S.N., Hauger, R.L., Jak, A.J., Logue, M.W., Lyons, M.J., McKenzie, R.E., Neale, M.C., Panizzon, M.S., Puckett, O.K., Reynolds, C.A., Sanderson-Cimino, M., Toomey, R., Tu, X.M., Whitsel, N., Xian, H., Kremen, W.S.. (2021) 12-year prediction of mild cognitive impairment aided by Alzheimer’s brain signatures at mean age 56. Brain Commun. 3(3). doi: 10.1093/braincomms/fcab167

Ditmars HL, Logue MW, Toomey R, McKenzie RE, Franz CE, Panizzon MS, Reynolds CA, Cuthbert KN, Vandiver R, Gustavson DE, Eglit GML, Elman JA, Sanderson-Cimino M, Williams ME, Andreassen OA, Dale AM, Eyler LT, Fennema-Notestine C, Gillespie NA, Hauger RL, Jak AJ, Neale MC, Tu XM, Whitsel N, Xian H, Kremen WS, Lyons MJ. (2021) Associations between depression and cardiometabolic health: A 27-year longitudinal study. Psychol Med. Jan 12:1-11. doi: 10.1017/S003329172000505X. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33431106. Psychological Medicine, 1-11. doi:10.1017/S003329172000505X

Franz CE, Hatton SN, Hauger RL, Kredlow MA, Dale AM, Eyler L, McEvoy LK, Fennema-Notestine C, Hagler D Jr, Jacobson KC, McKenzie RE, Panizzon MS, Gustavson DE, Xian H, Toomey R, Beck A, Stevens S, Tu X, Lyons MJ, Kremen WS. (2020) Posttraumatic stress symptom persistence across 24 years: association with brain structures. Brain Imaging Behav. Aug;14(4):1208-1220. doi: 10.1007/s11682-019-00059-x. PMID: 30830577

Slayday RE, Gustavson DE, Elman JA, Beck A, McEvoy LK, Tu XM, Fang B, Hauger RL, Lyons MJ, McKenzie RE, Sanderson-Cimino ME, Xian H, Kremen WS, Franz CE. (2021) Interaction between Alcohol Consumption and Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) Genotype with Cognition in Middle-Aged Men. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. Jan27(1):56-68. doi: 10.1017/S1355617720000570. Epub 2020 Jul 14. PMID: 32662384