Krueger, McGue, Vrieze, and Roisman Receive NIA Funding for Sibling Interaction and Behavior Study
Drs. Robert Krueger, Matt McGue, and Scott Vrieze, along with Dr. Glenn Roisman from the Institute for Child Development (ICD), received a grant of $5,446,930 from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) for their project titled, “Antecedents of Adult Physical Health and Cognitive Risks for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) in Adolescent Family Experiences: A Prospective, Longitudinal Adoption Study.”
The grant runs from 6/1/22 through 3/31/27. The goal of the project is to examine the significance of family experiences in adolescence for physical and cognitive health outcomes in adulthood by conducting a follow-up into midlife of the Sibling Interaction and Behavior Study (SIBS), a longitudinal study of 409 adoptive and 208 non-adoptive families. The adoption design of the study allows a strong test of the hypothesis that family experiences are linked to physical health and cognitive outcomes with downstream implications for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) risk through environmental pathways.
Robert Krueger, PhD, Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota.
Matthew McGue, PhD, Regents Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota.
Scott Vrieze, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota.