Since receiving her MA in Bioethics, Dr. Lingler has incorporated attention to ethical concerns in her research and teaching. Her research focuses on provider-patient communication, health behaviors, and late-life cognitive impairment. She is particularly interested in psychosocial and ethical implications of such impairment and challenges of conducting research with those who have mild cognitive impairment or more advanced disease. Dr. Lingler leads the Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core at the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and studies recruitment innovations to enhance diversity in research on Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the impact of disclosing amyloid imaging results to those with mild cognitive impairment.
Dr. Lingler facilitates research apprenticeship experiences and teaches Responsibilities and Activities of a Scientist to doctoral students in the School of Nursing. She has also taught ethics in the University’s Graduate Certificate Program in Gerontology, and frequently lectures on ethical issues in dementia care, neurological assessment, and the differential diagnosis and management of dementia.