Master's Students

 Access to faculty.In the classroom and one-on-one,  Our students have access to some of  The best scholars in the field.  Access to faculty.In the classroom and one-on-one,  Our students have access to some of  The best scholars in the field.
 Where are they now? Our recent MGS graduates are working in aging services and administration; employed in aging-related research, government or private sector positions; and earning advanced degrees.  Where are they now? Our recent MGS graduates are working in aging services and administration; employed in aging-related research, government or private sector positions; and earning advanced degrees.
 Montage of photos of students on Miami’s campus: Walking through Upham arch in the fall, two photos of students interacting with faculty, a student giving a presentation, a student working with an Opening Minds through Art artist, and taking a selfie with friends on graduation day.  Montage of photos of students on Miami’s campus: Walking through Upham arch in the fall, two photos of students interacting with faculty, a student giving a presentation, a student working with an Opening Minds through Art artist, and taking a selfie with friends on graduation day.
 We mentor tomorrow's experts in aging. At Scripps, engaging gerontology students  in meaningful research projects is a priority.  We mentor tomorrow's experts in aging. At Scripps, engaging gerontology students  in meaningful research projects is a priority.

Master of Gerontological Studies


Barbra BrottmanBarbra Brottman
brottmbj@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Psychology, Rutgers University

Areas of Interest: 
Dementia, Parkinson’s, person-centered care, small home model, and animal therapy


Becca CinfioBecca Cinfio
cinfiorl@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BIS, Individualized Studies, Shawnee State University

Areas of Interest: 
Dementia, person-centered care, art therapy, reminiscence therapy and activity directing with older adults 


 Alex D'Errico BronstonAlex D’Errico-Bronston

derricaj@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Psychology, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Alzheimer's and other dementias, mental wellness and aging, and end of life issues


 Alex HeppnerAlex Heppner

heppneaen@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BS, Social Work, Bradley University

Areas of Interest: 
Long-term services and supports, person-centered care, health and aging, and policy


Abby Hermesch Abby Hermesch
hermesag@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Gerontology and BS, in Management & Leadership, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Long-term services and supports, person-centered care, workforce issues, family caregiving and policy


Cheyenne Kinsella Cheyenne Kinsella
kinselcm@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Psychology, Central College

Areas of Interest: 
Mental health and aging, end-of-life care, dementia, and decreasing the risk of disease and disability in older adults  


Abbey KlacikAbbey Klacik
klacikam@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BS, Public Health, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Person-centered care, memory care, and social relationships in old age


Katie MagyarKatie Magyar
magyar2@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BS, Kinesiology (focus in Public Health) and BA, Gerontology, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Healthcare policy, public health, advocacy, non-profit work, and long-term care services


Renusha MaharjanRenusha Maharjan

maharjr@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BSN, Maharajgunj Nursing Campus, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Areas of Interest:
Healthy aging, dementia, and creating an age-friendly environment


Reese MooreReese Moore
mooremr3@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Psychology, Webster University

Areas of Interest: 
Dementia (specifically Alzheimer's), person-centered care, holistic medicine/treatment, ageism, and active aging 


Amelia PittmanAmelia Pittman
pittmaar@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Sociology, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Health and aging, social policy and aging, and the demographics of aging 


Susanna Smith Susanna Smith
smiths51@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BA, Psychology and Gerontology, Miami University

Areas of Interest:
Global aging, market research, social entrepreneurship, as well as media and aging


Samuel Van VleetSamuel Van Vleet
vanvlesc@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Psychology, University of North Texas

Areas of Interest: 
intergenerational social engagement, successful aging and meaning in life for older adults


Jessica Yauk Jessica Yauk
yaukja@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BS, Sociology, College of Charleston

Areas of Interest:
Sibling relationships, transitions in later life, cognitive decline, health disparities in older adult populations, end-of-life wishes and care, hospice and palliative care interventions


Heshuo Yu Heshuo Yu
yuh7@MiamiOH.edu

Education:
BA, Gerontology, Miami University

Areas of Interest:
Global aging, long-term services and supports, demography of aging, Alzheimer's and other dementias, health behavior, environment and aging, and public policy