Deborah Finkel

Department of Psychology IU Southeast

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Areas of Expertise

Aging, twin studies, cognitive aging, physical aging, genes and environment, nature and nurture.

Expert Bio

Deborah Finkel began working with twin studies of aging in Minnesota; during a research fellowship in Sweden in 1994, she developed a collaboration with Swedish twin studies that continues to this day. She also plays an integral role in IGEMS: Interplay of Genes and Environment across Multiple Studies.

Finkel currently spends part of each year in Sweden working with researchers in twin studies and healthy aging. It is an international consortium of 16 twins studies of adult development and aging across five countries with 75,000 study participants.

She received her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Minnesota.

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Updated on: January 9, 2020