The overall mission of the Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology at The Ohio State University is to foster through teaching, research, and consultation the cost-effective delivery of high-quality health and social services to meet the needs of society’s older citizens.

Why pursue a career in aging?

Our Advisory Board

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Chris Nguyen, PhD, ABPP

Board Certified in Geropsychology

Director of Neuropsychology | Geriatrics & Gerontology
President, Asian Neuropsychological Association

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Jennifer Bechtel

Program Manager

Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology
210D Hamilton Hall
1645 Neil Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Phone: 614-293-4815 (Main)

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Ashley Rosko, MD

Associate Professor

Co-Director of the Cancer and Aging Resiliency Clinic at the James


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Ashley Subler, MD

Geriatrics Psychiatrist, Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health


Bailey Lessig, DO


Department of Family Medicine


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Douglas Scharre, MD

Professor of Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry

Director of Division of Cognitive Neurology


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Holly Dabelko-Schoeny, PhD


College of Social Work


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Jackiethia L . Butsch, C-CHW, C-CP

Senior Outreach Coordinator

Community & Civic Engagement
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Health Science Colleges


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Jessica Krok-Schoen, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences,
Faculty Contact for Aging Minor and Graduate Specialization in Aging


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Kathy D. Wright, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, PMHCNS-BC

Assistant Professor

Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management, and Complex Care College of Nursing


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Katie White, MSW

Director of the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

Marisa Sheldon, MSW, LISW-S

Director of Age-Friendly Innovation Center

Scott Collins

President/CEO of Link-age

Kedar Hiremath

Kedar Hiremath, MBA, MPH

Associate Director

Chronic Brain Injury Program, Office of Research




The Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology maintains several memberships with geriatric and gerontology associations and societies so that we may be better informed about aging events, information and opportunities for networking and extending gerontological education. For more information, click on the links below.