Julia l. Sheffler, PhD

Assistant Professor, Integrative Science for Healthy Aging Program Director

Dr. Julia Sheffler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine at the Florida State University College of Medicine, and is the Director of the Integrative Science for Health Aging research program at the FSU Center for Translational Behavioral Sciences.  Dr. Sheffler's research focuses on improving scientific understanding of risk and resiliency factors related to late-life health and cognitive functioning, with training geared toward understanding the complex biopsychosocial pathways through which neurocognitive disorders develop, which involves how adverse childhood experiences alter biological pathways and influences the onset of late-life disease. Using this background, Dr. Sheffler is currently examining psychosocial and behavioral intervention development for improving late-life health.

Dr. Sheffler received her Bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University, her Master's and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University, and completed her clinical internship at the Denver VA Medical Center. 

Research Interests

aging, Alzheimer’s disease, diet, interventions, health, emotion-regulation, psychopathology, cognitive decline, adverse childhood experiences, lifespan