About Dr. Won

Won Haavisto received her Ph.D. in Gerontology at the University of Nebraska.  Her research investigates how psychological factors (personality, depressive symptoms, or physical conditions) affect differences between subjective and objective memory.  She is also interested in long-term care policy across countries.  She is an active researcher and has several published peer reviewed journal articles and has presented several studies in academic conferences. She also serves as a peer manuscript reviewer for scholarly journal articles. She is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Gerontology at University of Nebraska, teaching courses that include Introduction to Gerontology and Psychological Development and Aging. 


She has been serving as a board member of Creative Engagement Partners since her family’s relocation to Chandler, AZ. Creative Engagement Partners (slcep.org), as a coalition of community leaders, offers programs such as Memory Café, Music Therapy, care giver support, and other engagement programs for people who have movement and cognitive impairment and their care givers. Similar to other Gerontologists; the ultimate goals through her academic research and community advocate services are to seek increased well-being of older adults and successful aging. 


Dr. Won, as a senior advocate, has been invited as a key speaker to introduce her philosophy on “Successful Aging” and cognitive engagement programs in the community. She desires to serve older adults by providing beneficial programs and sharing her academic expertise in aging populations through Healthy Mind Today.

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Academic Research

Publications

Haavisto, W., & Blaskewicz Boron, J. (2020).  Contributions of Personality and Depressive Symptoms on Subjective and   Objective Memory. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 90(1), 6-27. 

Haavisto,   W., & Blaskewicz Boron, J. (2019). Examination of   discrepancies between subjective and objective memory with latent factors of the Geriatric Depression Scale. Aging and Mental Health. 23(4), 475-484.

Haavisto,   W. (2017). Do Individual Differences   Explain Discrepancies between Subjective Memory and Objective Memory? (Doctoral dissertation, University of Nebraska).


Professional Presentations

Haavisto, W.,  Blaskewicz Boron, J., Willis, S., & Schaie, K. W. (2020). Longitudinal Associations of Depressive Symptoms and Subjective Memory with Objective Memory: Utility of a Multi-factor Approach. Poster to be presented at the 2020 Cognitive Aging Conference in Atlanta, GA


Haavisto, W.,  Blaskewicz Boron, J., Willis, S., & Schaie, K. W. (2019). Longitudinal Associations of Depressive Symptom and Subjective Memory Factors with Objective Memory Performance. Poster     presented at the 2019 Gerontological Society of America in Austin, TX


Haavisto,     W., Blaskewicz Boron, J., Willis, S., & Schaie, K. W. (2019). Somatic Complaints, a Key Factor of Depressive Symptoms associated with Subjective  Memory. Poster presented at the 2019 Gerontological Society of America in Austin, TX


Haavisto, W., & Blaskewicz Boron, J.  (2018). Impact of personality and depressive symptoms on     memory. Poster presented at the 2018 Gerontological Society of America in Boston, MA


Kim, H. J., Haavisto, W., Hubner, S. B., &  Blaskewicz Boron, J. (2018). Social and physical activity participation and depressive symptoms in later life. Poster presented at the 2018 Gerontological Society of America in Boston, MA


Blaskewicz Boron, J. , Haavisto, W., Robinson, P., Schaie, K. W., & Willis, S. (2018). Longitudinal change in cognitive flexibility: Impact of age, hypertension, and APOE4. Poster presented at the 2018 Gerontological     Society of America in Boston, MA


Haavisto, W., & Blaskewicz Boron, J. (2018). Differential influence of multifaceted depression on     subjective and objective memory. Poster presented at the 2018 Cognitive     Aging Conference in Atlanta, GA


Haavisto, W., Blaskewicz Boron, J., Beadle, J., & Kelly, C.M. (2017). Do multiple constructs explain     incongruent associations between subjective memory and cognition? Poster presented at the 21st    International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics in San Francisco,   CA

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