The WMU Center for Gerontology, under the leadership of Dr. Janet Hahn, works with community partners and government agencies to conduct research regarding the quality of life of older individuals. This research focuses on those with chronic illnesses and neurocognitive impairment. Combining her sociological research training and extensive health care and evaluation experience, Dr. Hahn seeks to lead the Center for Gerontology in partnering with the community and funders on additional applied research projects.


Dr. Janet S. Hahn is principal investigator of a training development project for skilled nursing facilities in Michigan titled "Online Ethics Training Highlighting Improvement in Care and Compliance in Skilled Nursing Facilities" (O-ETHICCS). Robert Bensley is the co-PI of this project funded by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Civil Money Penalties. Learn more.