CREATE Personnel

Kenneth A. Blocker

Kenneth Blocker, CREATE Personnel

  • Site Coordinator
  • Florida State University

Education

BS, Psychology and Sociology with Honors, Florida State University

Contact

850-644-8839

Biography

Kenneth Blocker is the site coordinator for CREATE at Florida State University. Kenneth is involved in the administration and organization of CREATE projects, and also plays a role in the management of CREATE personnel and participant recruitment.

Jiajun (Carson) Chen

Jiajun (Carson) Chen

  • Programmer
  • University of Miami

Education

BS in Computer Science

BS in Mathematics

Contact

305-355-9061

Biography

Jiajun Chen is a programmer in the Center On Aging at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. His interests includes data analyzing, data mining, web and software development, learning new techniques, making new friends and wine tasting. He involves in the development of the mobile version of the PRISM Project for CREATE.

Shih-Hua Fu

Shih-Hua Fu

  • Sr. Research Associate
  • University of Miami

Education

M.S. Biomedical Engineering

Contact

305-355-9078

Biography

Ms. Fu is currently working as a Senior Research Associate at the Center on Aging, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is responsible for data protocol development and data quality control for the Center on Aging. Ms. Fu also serves as the Data Manager for CREATE and is responsible for the development of data collection instruments and the implementation of data collection protocols. Her responsibilities also include the coordination of Center data from all three sites and the maintenance of the core database.

Jordan Hartley

Jordan Hartley

  • Research Technicia
  • Georgia Institute of Technology

Education

B.S., Psychology (2012), Georgia Institute of Technology

Contact

404-894-8344

Biography

Jordan Hartley is a Research Technician at the Human Factors and Aging Lab. She is interested in issues related to older adults and technology acceptance. Some research she is currently involved in includes investigating older adults attitudes towards using exergames and assessing the barriers and facilitators older adults with a lower-body mobility impairment have about using televideo technologies for social connectedness, physical activity, and healthcare activities.

Mario A. Hernández

Mario A. Hernández

  • Sr. Research Associate
  • University of Miami

Education

M.S. Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, University of Miami

Contact

305-355-9058

Biography

Mario Hernández is a senior research associate at the University of Miami’s Center on Aging where he conducts research involving older adults and their use of the Internet. Mr. Hernández is interested in cognitive aspects of web interaction and web-based usability.

Chin Chin Lee

Chin Chin Lee

  • Assistant Director CREATE
  • University of Miami

Education

MS, MSPH

Contact

(305) 355-9062

Biography

Ms. Lee is currently working as Senior Research Associate at the Center on Aging. As the Assistant Director of CREATE, Ms. Lee is involved with the procedure to initiate, review and close research protocols of all the CREATE projects at the University of Miami and the recruitment and tracking research participants, In addition, Ms. Lee assists with manuscript preparations and grant submissions.

Affiliations

APHA

Tracy Mitzner

Tracy Mitzner, Ph.D.

  • Investigator
  • Georgia Institute of Technology

Education

  • Ph.D. Cognitive/Experimental Psychology (2001), University of Kansas
  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology (2001), University of Kansas
  • Minor in Quantitative Psychology (2001), University of Kansas
  • M.A., Cognitive/Experimental Psychology (1998), University of Kansas
  • B.A., Psychology (1992), University of Kansas

Contact

404-894-8344

Biography

Tracy Mitzner is the project coordinator for CREATE at Georgia Tech. Some of her research is focused on issues related to technology acceptance. In one study, she employed focus groups to explore older adults’ attitudes about the technologies they use in their everyday lives. She also examined their differential use of technologies as a function of education and context of use. In another study, she is exploring how older adults use computers for various activities in their daily lives. She are also collecting data about their preferences for computer systems and investigating how technology experience influences those preferences. Other research she is involved with is related to human factors issues in home health care. In one study, she is exploring the difficulties home health care providers experience in performing their job tasks, including training older adults to perform health-related tasks independently.

Dolores Perdomo

Dolores Perdomo, Ph.D.

  • Sr. Research Assistant
  • University of Miami

Education

Ph.D. Social Work

Contact

305-355-9057

Biography

Dolores Perdomo is a licensed clinical social worker who has been in the field of geriatrics for over 16 years. Her research experience includes coordinating several research studies with caregivers of aging adults and other vulnerable populations. She is also involved in the direct training and supervision of the Center on Aging clinical team and interns.