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Jonathan KING

Jon King
Title: Program Director
Office(s): Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR)
Phone Number: 301-402-4156
Email Address: kingjo@mail.nih.gov

Biography

Jonathan W. King received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. His post-doctoral work in cognitive neuroscience at the Department of Cognitive Science at UCSD focused on language processing and working memory in both younger and older adults. Dr. King later joined the faculty in the Department of Psychological Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2006, he joined the Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes (BBBP) Integrated Review Group at the Center for Scientific Review at NIH, and in 2007 he became a program director in the Division of Behavioral and Social Research at the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Dr. King’s portfolio includes grants on cognitive epidemiology as well as molecular and behavior genetics. While at NIA, he has coordinated new initiatives in interventions to remediate age-related cognitive decline, and behavioral economic approaches to behavior change. Dr. King is the NIH Project Scientist for the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), and he is also currently the co-Coordinator for the NIH Science of Behavior Change Common Fund effort.

Portfolio

  • Cognitive epidemiology and cognitive interventions
  • Statistical methods for aging research
  • Behavior Genetics
  • Interplay of genetics and social, psychological and behavioral processes across the lifespan