• I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences with teaching, practical, and research experience in the fields of recreation therapy and gerontology.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2023-04-01 A Preliminary Feasibility Study of a Virtual Mentally Stimulating Activities Program for Older AdultsAmerican Journal of Recreation Therapy.  21:17-30. 2023-04-01
    2022-12-01 A Meta-Analysis of Music Therapy and Sleep Quality: Trends and Implications for Older AdultsInnovation in Aging.  6:571. 2022-12-01
    2022-12-01 Exploring the Association between Affect and Leisure Activity Engagement in Black AdultsJournals of Gerontology, Series B.  77:2157-2169. 2022-12-01
    2022-07-01 Undervalued: Older Inmates within the Prison System: A Call for ResearchAmerican Journal of Recreation Therapy.  21:6-16. 2022-07-01
    2022-06-01 Lessons Learned from a Pilot Project Investigating Instagram Use and Depressive Symptoms in Female College StudentsAmerican Journal of Recreation Therapy (AJRT).  21:19-31. 2022-06-01
    2021-03-01 A preliminary study of the correlates of leisure interests and constraints among adults residing in public housingJournal of Aging and Environment.  36:113-135. 2021-03-01
    2020-10-01 Correlates of life satisfaction among middle-aged and older Black adultsJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  1-11. 2020-10-01
    2020-10-01 Cross-sectional examination of musculoskeletal pain and physical function in a racially and socioeconomically diverse sample of adultsJournals of Gerontology: Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences.  76:368-377. 2020-10-01
    2020-08-01 Middle Aged and Older Blacks’ experiences completing a traditional paper-and pencil cognitive battery and two contemporary computerized cognitive batteriesAging, Neuropsychology and Cognition.  28:600-615. 2020-08-01
    2020-05-01 Use of the Into Aging Game to Improve Empathy among Nursing, Recreational Therapy, and Social Work StudentsInternational Journal of Human Caring.  24:76-83. 2020-05-01
    2019-11-01 A mentally stimulating activities program for the treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer's diseaseAmerican Journal of Recreation Therapy.  18:27-37. 2019-11-01
    2019-11-01 Facets of Personality Related to Sleep Habits in Black AdultsSleep Health2019-11-01
    2018-09-01 Older Black Adults’ Satisfaction and Anxiety Levels After Completing Alternative Versus Traditional Cognitive BatteriesJournals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.  1-13. 2018-09-01


    Research Overview

  • Health and socioeconomic disparities; Aging-in-place and age-friendly communities; Physical Function with age; Health promotion; and Non-pharmacological interventions for dementia
  • Teaching Overview

  • Applied learning opportunities for students
  • Full Name

  • Angela Lynn Sardina