Gerontology Institute

at the University of Massachusetts Boston


Sally Bould, PhD

Areas of Expertise: Women and aging, Poverty, Family


Kathrin Boerner, PhD

Areas of Expertise: Adult development and aging, Coping with chronic illness, End of life, Bereavement


Jeffrey Burr, PhD

Areas of Expertise: Social demography of aging, Household composition and living arrangements, Race and ethnicity in aging populations, Labor force participation in later life, Productive activity in later life

Contact: 617.287.7318,

Frank Caro, PhD

Areas of Expertise: Long-term care, Productive aging

Contact: 617.287.7307,

Yung-Ping Chen, PhD

Areas of Expertise: Financing and benefit structure of Social Security, Differential pension coverage for Black and Hispanic workers, Concept of and problems with Reverse Mortgages, New model for funding long-term care, Concept of and barriers to phased retirement

Contact: 617.287.7326,

Elizabeth Dugan, PhD

Areas of Expertise: Driving/Transportation and aging, Health and aging, Health politics and policy, Aging and long-term care

Contact: 617.287.7382,

Alison Gottlieb, PhD

Areas of Expertise: Health care disparities/aging and disability, Long-term care workforce

Contact: 617.287.7413,

Joan Hyde, PhD

Areas of Expertise: Senior housing, Assisted living, Assistive technology, Alzheimer's disease and dementia care, Long-term care policy

Contact: 617.287.2132,

Michael P. Johnson, PhD

Areas of Expertise: Management science planning models for public-sector facility location and service delivery, with applications to assisted housing and senior services

Contact: 617.287.6967,

K.R. Kaffenberger, PhD

Areas of Expertise: Health planning, Long-term care administration

Contact: 617.287.7302,

Helen Kerschner, PhD

Areas of Expertise: Driving/Transportation and aging,

Contact: 505.222.0620,

Edward A. Miller, PhD

Areas of Expertise: Federal and state policies affecting vulnerable populations (including the frail and disabled elderly, mentally ill, veterans, and urban underserved), Aging and long-term care, Telemedicine and e-health

Contact: 617.287.7313,

Pamela Nadash, PhD

Areas of Expertise: Nursing home and home health care, Long-term care funding/Medicaid, Consumer-directed services in England

Contact: 617.287.7342,

Frank Porell, PhD

Areas of Expertise: Outcome-based quality indicators of nursing home performance measurement, Profiling the disability risks of community elders, Hospitalization of nursing home residents, Market supply behavior of home healthcare agencies, Long-run consequences of sentinel injuries on elders

Contact: 617.287.7239,

Nina Silverstein, PhD

Areas of Expertise: Alzheimer's disease and dementia care, Driving/Transportation and aging, Residential options/home and community-based long-term care

Contact: 617.287.7317,

Caitlin Coyle, PhD

Research Fellow, Center for Social and Demographic Research in Aging

Contact: 617. 287.7467,

Robert Weiss, PhD

Areas of Expertise: Retirement experience and processes

Contact: 617.287.7275,

Christian Weller, PhD

Areas of Expertise: Private pensions, Social Security, Retirement income security, Wealth inequality and asset development, Financial institutions, International economic development

Contact: 617.287.6938,