Andrew Scharlach

Andrew ScharlachProfessor 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).

Email:  scharlach@berkeley.edu

Research / Expertise

  • Systems of Care for Children/Families/Elderly
  • Aging Policies, Programs and Services
  • Aging-Friendly Communities
  • Family Caregiving
  • Work/Family Issues
  • Death, Dying and Bereavement
  • Gerontological Social Work Education/li>