Jessica Finlay

Jessica Finlay Receives Emerging Scholar Award in Health and Medical Geography

May 1, 2024

During the 2024 Association of American Geographers (AAG) meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. Jessica Finlay was awarded the Emerging Scholar Award in Health and Medical Geography. This is a highly competitive award. According to the AAG website , this award "seeks to recognize early career scholars who show significant potential...

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Jessica Finlay presents to the National Academies

New Assistant Professor, Dr. Jessica Finlay was part of an "Aging in Place with Dementia" workshop hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She presented her Cognability research to investigate how neighborhood built and social environments impact brain-healthy activities and risk for Alzheimer's disease in later life...

Jessica Finlay

Jessica Finlay joins the Department of Geography and Institute of Behavioral Science

Jessica is a health geographer who uses mixed methods to investigate how built, social, and natural environments impact health and wellbeing across the life course. She has developed a new concept, Cognability, to capture how neighborhoods may support brain health through opportunities to exercise, socialize, and think/learn in later life...