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Andrew Scharlach

Eugene and Rose Kleiner Professor of Aging

ANDREW SCHARLACH is the Eugene and Rose Kleiner Professor of Aging at the School of Social Welfare.

Dr. Scharlach’s research examines the physical and social contexts that are conducive to constructive outcomes for elderly persons. He currently is directing a multi-year program of research examining innovative initiatives for helping communities to become more aging-friendly. Dr. Scharlach’s other research interests include aging policies, programs, and services; aging-friendly communities; family caregiving; work/family issues; death, dying, and bereavement; as well as gerontological social work education.

Dr. Scharlach has published more than 75 articles and is the co-author of  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-First Century (with K. Fredriksen-Goldsen).

Research/Expertise

  • Aging Policies, Programs and Services
  • Aging-Friendly Communities
  • Family Caregiving
  • Work/Family Issues
  • Death, Dying and Bereavement
  • Gerontological Social Work Education

In the News

Expanded Publications

Scharlach, A. (2012). Creating aging-friendly communities in the United States. Ageing International, 37, 25-38. doi:10.1007/s12126-011-9140-1. (Published online November 29, 2011).

Greenfield, E., Scharlach, A., Lehning, A., & Davitt, J. (2012). A conceptual framework for examining the promise of the NORC Program and Village models to promote aging in place. Journal of Aging Studies, 26. doi: 10.1016/j.jaging.2012.01.003. (Published online March 12, 2012).

Scharlach, A., & Sanchez, E. (2011). From interviewers to friendly visitors: Bridging research and practice to meet the needs of low-income Latino seniors. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54, 73-91.

Scharlach, A., Graham, C., & Lehning, A. (2011). The "village" model: A consumer-driven approach for aging in place. The Gerontologist; doi: 10.1093/geront/gnr083 (Published online August 25, 2011).

Scharlach, A., Graham, C., & Lehning, A. (2011). The "village" model: A consumer-driven approach for aging in place. The Gerontologist; doi: 10.1093/geront/gnr083 (Published online August 25, 2011).

Chow, J. C., Auh, E. Y., Scharlach, A., Lehning, A., & Goldstein, C. (2010). Types and sources of support received by family caregivers of older adults from diverse racial and ethnic groups. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 19, 175-194.

Scharlach, A. (2008). Historical overview: Lessons from the past, challenges for the future in family caregiving. Journal of Social Work Education, 44 (3), 17-26. (Reprinted in American Journal of Nursing, 108(9), 16-22.)

Fredriksen-Goldsen, K. I., & Scharlach, A.E. (2000). Families and work: New directions in the twenty-first century. New York: Oxford University Press.

Scharlach, A.E., Damron-Rodriguez, J., Robinson, B., & Feldman, R. (2000). "Educating social workers for an aging society: A vision for the twenty-first century." Journal of Social Work Education.

 

Scharlach, A.E. & Kaye, L.W. (Eds.), (1997). Controversial Issues In Aging, Allyn & Bacon.

Scharlach, A., Lowe, B. & Schneider, E. (1990). Elder Care and The Work Force: Blueprint For Action, Lexington Books.