Margaret Gatz

  • Professor of Psychology, Gerontology and Preventive Medicine, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Office: (213) 740-2212

Expertise Summary

Expert on aging and Alzheimer’s disease


  • Risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, study of twins to untangle the role of genes and environment, and ways that risk can be reduced
  • Maintaining mental health in older adulthoodrn* risk and protective factors for Alzheimer's disease
  • Twin Studies
  • Mental health concerns in older adults
  • Genetic and environmental factors affecting risk of Alzheimer's disease
  • Psychological perspectives on urban social issues

Additional Information

  • Fellow, American Psychological Association (APA), Association for Psychological Science and Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Mentorship Award, Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of GSA; Master Mentor Award, Retirement Research Foundation and APA Division 20; Research Award, Alzheimer’s Association, Los Angeles; Award for the Advancement of Psychology and Aging, APA Committee on Aging; Distinguished Research Achievement Award, APA Division 20; Donald F. Kent Award, GSA; M. Powell Lawton Award for Distinguished Contributions to Clinical Geropsychology, APA, Division 12, Section II; Developmental Health Award, APA Division 38