- Division of AIDS, Behavioral and Population Sciences – DABP
- Review Branch:
- Clinical Care and Health Interventions – CCHI
- Study Section:
- Fellowships: Epidemiology and Population Sciences – F18
Dr. Erin Harrell earned her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Florida State University. Dr. Harrell was a McKnight Doctoral Fellow and participant in the Department of Homeland Security’s HS-STEM Summer Internship Program. Prior to joining CSR, Dr. Harrell was an assistant professor at the University of Alabama where she directed the Healthy Aging across the Lifespan using Optimization (HALO) lab. Positioned at the intersection of human factors, changes in cognition, patient outcomes, and intervention development, Dr. Harrell’s scientific work focused on understanding ways that technology can facilitate the aging process by investigating adherence and adoption of technology. Additionally, part of her research portfolio focused on older adult caregivers and low-income minority adults in rural settings and aimed to explore how stress across the lifespan may be accelerating the aging process. Dr. Harrell was an active advocate for science as a mechanism to promote health equity by reducing health disparities and enjoyed mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from various majors including biology, criminology, nursing, and psychology.