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Central California Institute for Healthy Aging


Faculty and staff from disciplines within the College of Health and Human Services as well as across the campus at California State University , Fresno and partner institutions in the region, share a commitment to enhance health promotion and quality of life in communities and programs for older adults. Faculty and staff engage in scholarly investigation, research and evaluation, forums and presentations, and interact with policy and legislative entities to provide advice and counsel on prominent issues.

Faculty Development Team

The following faculty members have shared their expertise on an interdisciplinary panel to develop the institute:

  • Dr. Donald Freed, Professor and Chair of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies
  • Dr. Miguel Perez, Associate Professor of Health Science
  • Dr. Glen Doyle, Professor of Gerontology
  • Dr. Tim Anderson, Professor of Kinesiology
  • Dr. Mary Barakzai, Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Dr. Peggy Trueblood, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy
  • Dr. Marilyn Miller, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
  • Dr. Jodi Hironaka-Juteau, Associate Professor of Recreation Administration and Leisure Studies
  • Dr. Anne Petrovich, Assistant Professor of Social Work Education