Andrew Scharlach

Andrew Scharlach

Title
Professor of the Graduate School
Department
School of Social Welfare
Phone
(510) 642-0126
Research Expertise and Interest
aging, social welfare, family issues, aging-friendly communities, long-term care policies
Research Description

Professor of the Graduate School Andrew Scharlach served as the longtime Eugene and Rose Kleiner Professor of Aging at the School of Social Welfare. He also directed the Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services.

Dr. Scharlach’s research examines innovative social and community supports designed to promote healthy aging. His current multi-year program of research examines emerging initiatives for helping communities to become more aging-friendly. Dr. Scharlach’s other research interests include aging policies, programs and services; social support; family caregiving; work/family issues; death, dying and bereavement; as well as gerontological social work education.

Dr. Scharlach has published nearly 100 articles and is the author of five books: Creating Aging-Friendly Communities (with A. Lehning), Healthy Aging in Sociocultural Context (with K. Hoshino), Elder Care and the Work Force: Blueprint for Action (with B. Lowe and E. Schneider), Controversial Issues in Aging (with L. Kaye) and Families and Work: New Directions in the Twenty-FirstCentury (with K. Fredriksen-Goldsen).

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