- Healthy aging
- Cognitive aging
- Language use (corpus analysis)
- Real-life cognitive engagement
- Ambulatory assessment
My research inquires what daily activities (e.g., social, physical, cognitive activities) and in which patterns older adults should do to maintain their cognitive health and wellbeing. I am also interested in contextual and psychological factors that enable older adults to maintain their activities in face of cognitive decline. In my research, I work with mobile sensing data (e.g., audio recordings, accelerometers) and population surveys, ranging from over seconds to over decades. I often work with mixed-effects models, random intercept cross-lagged panel model, and actor–partner interdependence model.
Recent Conference Contributions
Luo, M., Edelsbrunner, P., Siebert, J.S., Martin, M., Aschwanden, D. (2020, November). Bidirectional Longitudinal Associations Between Cognitive Abilities and Social Relationships in Old Age: Evidence From the ILSE Study Across 12 Years. In Hülür, G. (Chair), Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Cognitive Aging. A symposium at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Luo, M., Debelak, R., Schneider, G., Martin, M., & Demiray, B. (2020, November). Real-world language use with familiar versus unfamiliar interlocutors in young and older adults. In Demiray, B., & Luo, M. (Chair). Sounds of Healthy Aging: Assessing Everyday Cognitive Activity From Real-Life Audio Data. A symposium at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Luo, M., Schneider, G., Martin, M., & Demiray, B. (2019, May). Real-Life Language Accommodation and Mood: A Naturalistic Observation Study of Young and Older Adults. In Luo, M. & Katana, M. (Chair), Associations Between Real-Life Cognitive Processes and Well-Being of Healthy Older Adults. Symposium conducted at the 9th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Luo, M., Schneider, G., Martin, M., & Demiray, B. (2019, April). Real-Life Language Use Across Interlocutors: A Naturalistic Observation Study of Young and Older Adults. Poster presentation at the 5th International Conference Aging & Cognition 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.
Luo, M., Neysari, M., Schneider, G., Martin, M., & Demiray, B. (2019, February). Linear and Non-Linear Age Effects on Language Use: Couples’ Conflict Conversations. Paper presentation at the Corpora for Language and Aging Research (CLARe) 4, Helsinki, Finland.
Luo, M., Schneider, G., Robbins, M. L., Martin, M., & Demiray, B. (2019, February). Real-life Language Use Across Different Interlocutors: Two Naturalistic Observation Studies of Adults Varying in Age. Paper presentation at the Corpora for Language and Aging Research (CLARe) 4, Helsinki, Finland.
Luo, M., & Demiray, B. (2020, February). A transdisciplinary approach to healthy aging research. The Mission of Switzerland to the European Union, Brussels. http://www.swiss-academies.ch/en/index/Aktuell/News.html?a=011111119
Luo, M., Sadana, R., & De la Fuente Núñez, V.. (2018, February). National ageing and health policies: Alignment with Healthy Ageing. The United Nations 56th Commission for Social Development, New York. https://www.who.int/ageing/events/who-un-sideevent-decadeofhealthyageing-feb2018.pdf?ua=1
Luo, M., Sadana, R., & De la Fuente Núñez, V. (2017, May). National frameworks on Healthy Ageing: A policy review on 15+ countries. WHO Working Group on Healthy Ageing Global Strategy Progress Indicators in Mexico City, Mexico. https://www.who.int/ageing/commit-action/GSAP-mexico-report.pdf?ua=1.