Editorial Board

Editor in Chief


Eva Kahana, PhD
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)
Distinguished University Professor Robson Professor of Sociology, Humanities, Applied Social Science, Nursing and Medicine, Director, Elderly Care Research Center

Editorial Assistants


Kaitlyn Barnes Langendoerfer, MA, CWRU
Polina Ermoshkina, MS, MGS, CWRU
Timothy Goler, PhD, Norfolk State University

Editorial Board Members


Jacqueline Angel, PhD, University of Texas, Austin
Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology, Faculty affiliate at the Population Research Center and LBJ School Center for Health and Social Policy
Research Interests: social inequality, health, minority and Latino aging

Anne Barrett, PhD, Florida State University
Professor of Sociology, Director of Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy
Research Interests: subjective aging, gender and aging, social relationships in later life

Naomi R. Cahn, PhD, George Washington University
Harold H. Greene Professor of Law
Research Interests: gender and aging, familial caregiving, financial and medical planning and security

Lin Chen, PhD, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Associate Professor of Social Work
Research Interests: older adults’ caregiving relationship in the contexts of family, community, and nursing homes; implications of urbanization for caregiving in China; and developments in social and health policy for older adults

Ken Covinsky, MD, MPH, University of California, San Francisco
Professor of Medicine
Research Interests: hospital acquired disability; determinants and outcomes of functional impairment; quality of life in vulnerable elders

Richard H. Fortinsky, PhD, University of Connecticut
Professor and Health Net, Inc. Endowed Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology, School of Medicine and UConn Center on Aging
Research Interests: home and community-based care services and models; interventions for older adults with cognitive vulnerability and their families; dementia care in health care systems; rehabilitation and functional recovery following hip fracture

Terry Hokenstad, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor Emeritus, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Professor of Global Health, School of Medicine
Research Interests: comparative service delivery systems (focused on the developed world); policies and programs promoting active ageing; age friendly cities

Robert (Bob) Hudson, PhD, Boston University
Professor of Social Welfare Policy
Research Interests: Politics and policies of aging; cross-national welfare state development; design and implementation of social policies.

Nancy Kropf, PhD, Georgia State University
Dean, Perimeter College, Professor of Social Work
Research Interests: late life caregiving relationships, geriatric workforce issues, evidence based practice and interventions

Nina Kohn, JD, Syracuse University
Associate Dean of Online Education, David M. Levy L’48 Professor of Law
Research Interests: elder law and the civil rights of older adults and persons with diminished cognitive capacity, financial exploitations of the elderly, elder abuse legislation, ageism

Carol Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, Case Western Reserve University
The Marvin E. and Ruth Durr Denekas Professor of Nursing
Research Interests: caregiving; families; intergenerational relationships: mental health; depressive symptoms, grandparenthood

Holger Pfaff, PhD, University of Cologne
Professor, Institute for Medical Sociology, Health Services Research, and Rehabilitation Science (IMVR), Faculty of Human Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
Research Interests: health literacy, work and aging, health care systems

Jill Quadagno, PhD, Florida State University
Mildren and Claude Pepper Eminent Scholar Emerita, Research Associate, Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy
Research Interests: health policy, long term care, race/ethnic inequality

Karen A. Roberto, PhD, Virginia Tech
University Distinguished Professor, Center for Gerontology, Director, Institute for Society, Culture, & Environment
Research Interests: family relationships and dementia caregiving, elder abuse, rural health and aging

Richard Settersten, PhD, Oregon State University
Barbara E. Knudson Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences and Head of the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
Research Interests: life transitions; social relationships; age; parenthood; social policy; inequality

Robyn Stone, DrPH, LeadingAge
Senior Vice President of Research and Co-Director, LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston
Research Interests: long term services and supports policy and delivery, affordable senior housing, aging services workforce, health and LTSS integration

Joseph White, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Political Science and Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences; Director, Center for Policy Studies
Research Interests: Comparing health care systems in the U.S. and other rich democracies; Social Security and Medicare; Policies to control health care spending