UMass Boston

Nina Silverstein

Gerontology Institute
Professional - Hourly
Wheatley Hall Floor 3

Areas of Expertise

Expertise: Transportation and aging, Alzheimer’s disease, Age-Friendly Universities, Healthy aging


PhD, Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare, Brandeis University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Nina M. Silverstein is Professor of Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston.  Her PhD is from Brandeis University. She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and has held leadership roles in that organization, the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education, and the Alzheimer’s Association. She has published on the impact of dementia on home, community, institutional and acute care; community mobility; and on a broad range of issues in gerontology. She co-authored three books: Dementia and Wandering Behavior: Concern for the Lost Elder; Improving Hospital Care for Persons with Dementia, and Introduction to Senior Transportation. She is a Co-Investigator on healthy aging data reports in the New England states funded through the Point32 Health Plan Foundation (formerly Tufts Health Plan Foundation), and Principal Investigator on the age friendly university research funded by the RRF Foundation for Aging (formerly the Retirement Research Foundation). 

Her research interests focus on transportation and aging with an emphasis on persons with dementia and on age inclusivity in higher education.

Curriculum Vitae