Dr. Gagnon Blodgett is a clinical geropsychologist who has worked at Nova Southeastern University for nearly 10 years. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her doctoral coursework and a one-year internship program at the Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center, where she received specialty training in geropsychology. Subsequently, she completed a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in geropsychology at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center. After that, she moved to New York City to direct a research project that examined the needs of Holocaust trauma survivors receiving long-term care. Dr. Gagnon Blodgett moved back to south Florida in March 2000 when she was hired by Nova Southeastern University to direct the Center for Psychological Studies' Geriatric Institute. She then moved over the NSU's Health Professions Division and currently fulfills many roles, including Coordinator of Geriatric Clinical Services, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Geriatric Medicine, and Director of the NSU Counseling Center for Older Adults (NCCOA). Dr. Gagnon-Blodgett activities include administrative and organizational oversight, clinical work, teaching, and research. For example, Dr. Gagnon Blodgett founded the NSU Senior Services Team in 2004, which is a working group of all health-related disciplines at NSU devoted to improving geriatric education as well as services for seniors. She facilitates the weekly NSU Parkinson's Disease Support group for patients and their loved ones. She is an advisory board member and discipline head for NSU's Florida Coastal Geriatric Resources, Education, and Training Center (also known as the GREAT GEC), which is a U.S. Health and Human Services funded program that provides education, training, and services in geriatric health care. Dr. Gagnon Blodgett is also involved in community advisory boards and working groups, including the Broward Coalition for Optimal Behavior Health and Aging. Via the Coalition, she is a member of a working group called the "Physician's Initiative." The Working Group is providing educational lectures and information for primary care physicians and other healthcare disciplines to help them identify and better manage mental health and substance abuse issues in their older adult patients. She also chairs the planning committee for NSU's annual Boomers and Beyond health and wellness expo that takes place each Spring.